A random video about a skateboarding sushi chef

Japan is known for their slightly skewed sense of humor, and this is a perfect example of it. The premise is of a meticulous sushi master, unsatisfied with the quality of his results. Keen on appeasement, his apprentice, played by Japanese pro skater Matsuo Hiroyuki, ventures out with his skateboard, landing tricks like a pro on his “custom” setup – a deck with a kitchen grater retrofitted to the underside.

The chef then transitions from “grating” rails to Japanese daikon radishes, much to the enjoyment of his sushi master and the fine texture of his new ingredient. The video closes with the context of the video for Bank Time in Circle K convenience stores – “if only your ATM banking service could be this ‘smooth.’

Vans announces Limited Edition Vault by Vans collection with Takashi Murakami

Having already teamed up with the likes of TWOTHIRDS, Sneakersnstuff and Taka Hayashi earlier in the year, Vans has announced a new forthcoming collaborative effort with Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami.

Known for his vibrant anime-inspired artworks that often incorporate motifs from Japanese traditional and popular culture, Murakami’s personal liking for wearing Vans’ classic Slip-On during work helped bring about this partnership, which will see a premium range of limited edition footwear, apparel and skate decks released in late June.

For more information on this collaboration, pick up the latest issue of the HYPEBEAST Magazine, in which certain details of this upcoming collection were revealed.

Woodworking sculptor Haroshi opens HHH Gallery in Tokyo with “Wait What”

 

A Bathing Ape 1ST CAMO Skateboard

 

Artist Profile: Makoto Ishiwata “CORE” Exhibition by Subcrew Recap

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Perhaps inspired by the likeness of a certain flatground competition trophy, Makoto Ishiwata and Subcrew have opened up a new exhibition in Hong Kong. Titled “CORE” or “Composed of Real Elements,” the show features beautifully executed sculptures made from recycled skateboards.

The pieces range in subject from complex trophies and plant pots to wood-infused rings and clocks, each making creative use of a board’s colored plies. Check out photos from the exhibition, and if in the Hong Kong area, be sure to stop by the “CORE” space – on display until October 15.

 

 

Composed of Real Elements Exhibition
Dragoon Enterprise 3
64 Tong Mi Road, Kowloon
Hong Kong

 

 

Image of Makoto Ishiwata "CORE" Exhibition by Subcrew Recap

 Image of Makoto Ishiwata "CORE" Exhibition by Subcrew Recap

Image of Makoto Ishiwata "CORE" Exhibition by Subcrew Recap

Image of Makoto Ishiwata "CORE" Exhibition by Subcrew Recap

Image of Makoto Ishiwata "CORE" Exhibition by Subcrew Recap

Image of Makoto Ishiwata "CORE" Exhibition by Subcrew Recap

Image of Makoto Ishiwata "CORE" Exhibition by Subcrew Recap

Image of Makoto Ishiwata "CORE" Exhibition by Subcrew Recap

Image of Makoto Ishiwata "CORE" Exhibition by Subcrew Recap

Image of Makoto Ishiwata "CORE" Exhibition by Subcrew Recap

Image of Makoto Ishiwata "CORE" Exhibition by Subcrew Recap

Image of Makoto Ishiwata "CORE" Exhibition by Subcrew Recap

Image of Makoto Ishiwata "CORE" Exhibition by Subcrew Recap

Image of Makoto Ishiwata "CORE" Exhibition by Subcrew Recap

Image of Makoto Ishiwata "CORE" Exhibition by Subcrew Recap

Image of Makoto Ishiwata "CORE" Exhibition by Subcrew Recap

 

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Côte&Ciel skates Hong Kong with its Coral Isar Rucksack

Known for its innovative conceptual backpack designs, Côte&Ciel looks to the oceans with its new Coral collection. Inspired by the colorful reefs and rich sea life inhabiting them, the line introduces two new editions of the brand’s iconic Isar Rucksack. Crafted out of durable but sustainable Eco Yarn, the simplistic rucksack offers adjustable sizing thanks to its brightly colored straps and quick access to its notebook pocket that can accommodate laptops up to 15”.

Taking to the streets of Hong Kong, Côte&Ciel rolls out its latest city-focused short film that highlights the Coral iteration of its Isar Rucksack. Filmed throughout the bustling city’s crowded streets and wet markets, the Isar Rucksack is captured through the lens of Nigel Ong, and features a plethora of slow motion footage as well as shots of the bag in action.

Available in two styles, the first boasts a black/white geometric print that is reminiscent of enlarged fish scales and is accented with turquoise and royal blue webbing. The other option, inspired by the reflections caused by fish surfacing around the reefs, features an iridescent weave that and is appropriately paired with green webbing. The Coral Collection is currently available both online and in-store at select retailers.

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Japanese artist KAMI tapped by Hong Kong skateboarding staple Know1edge for a special edition skateboard

 

Image of KAMI x Know1edge Skate Deck

Renowned Japanese artist KAMI has been tapped by Hong Kong skateboarding staple Know1edge for a special edition skateboard. Joined by a collaborative drawstring skateboard bag, the deck comes covered in a beautiful black and blue version of the artist’s free-handed pop-inspired line drawings.

Limited to just 200 pieces in all, the collaborative skate deck can be found now at Know1edge stockists.

 

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Japanese artist KAMI tapped by Hong Kong skateboarding staple Know1edge for a special edition skateboard