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.

Stussy x Champion Japan 2015 Spring/Summer “Rochester” Collection

Supreme 2015 Spring/Summer editorial by ‘GRIND’ Magazine (Japan)

 

Haroshi “Still Pushing Despite the Odds” exhibition @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Revered for the particular way he wields recycled wood, Japanese craftsman Haroshi brings his talents stateside with his third solo show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York City. Fans of Haroshi’s style will be particularly excited to hear that the artist is expanding on the motifs expressed in previous works; for Still Pushing Despite The OddsHaroshi focused on various found objects of the early and mid-20th century – neon signs, roller skates, toy horses, dental tools and more – iterating the objects in gloriously disparate ply colors to evoke the connection between plaything and person.

The artist achieves this by virtue of the material, as skateboards were the impetus for this train of thought. A neat take on our everyday toys, be sure to stop by Jonathan LeVine Gallery if in the New York area. Still Pushing Despite The Odds runs from February 19 through March 21.

Jonathan LeVine Gallery
557C W. 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
United States

Taka Hayashi x Vault by Vans 2015 Spring TH Court Lo LX Collection

White Mountaineering (Japan) x Vans Classic Slip-On