Finally a break from all the hectic city life and a mental flashback of home, for gerhard at least. At japans largest distributor of skateboards, snowboards, surfboards and all the things around them.
Pontus waiting for the shot.
That's the shot, but I'm no action photographer. At all.
On our way to ibaraki. This was one of the few diy spots.
This little fella was sleeping in the car and not being interrupted by all the noise 5 skaters and 2 bmxers were making.
Another spot before ibaraki..This is probably one of the most famous one's.
And then it started raining.
And ridiculous amounts of sushi. We were five on this one, and imagine there being at least two pieces on each plate... 39 x 2 =78 + let's say 10 for extras + 3 egg sushi's + 2 eel filees....
Jetlagged and out on a morning mission for the answers about this mindblowing place. It's paralyzing how the brain just shuts off after a couple of hours of billions upon billions of new impressions
Mission payed off though, Behind the wall was this mesmerizingly beautiful graveyard...
This is what it looks like driving around part 1.
....Guess what, We're waiting again. This time back stage at this event called Mad Ollie for the testing of the ramp before the crowd arrived. This is Phil by the way, he's the filmmaker about this little tour that I got to tag along to.
Gerhard. The walking carhartt ad.
I thought that was the Ice cream van but to my disappointment it was only the delivery man.
After testing and before doing the caged monkey business the boys went out on one of their own missions, the infamous skate spot mission.
After maybe 2-3 hours we went back to a now filled venue. Apparently japanese metal, punk and hardcore was on the menu.
Gerhard's biggest fan Katsushige.
The coolest chick I've met so far. Seriously it drives me coockooo that the girls here are so shy and quiet.
YEEEEEEEEAH PPUUUUUUUUUUNK RAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWK!!!
This is eduards and this is him getting a number from a fangirl while signing autographs and posing for camera phones.
RIP CITY handing out flyers.
The bartender. I can't help but to ask people for pictures just to see what pose they choose.
Night time from the balcony.
I guess we're going to be busy.
here is the schedule.
10/22(fri) : am7:30 earliest one will arrive airport.
we will pick you in airport and directly go to stay place which is shinjuku.
10/23(sat) : skate event "mad ollie"
??? place:huge night club "ageha"?time:we'll come there around11:00 and preparing and test skating etc?the event start on14:00.
10/24(sun) : not fixed schedule yet on daytime.
we'll go to the tour to chiba and ibaraki from late pm to shoot skate magazine "slider".??
stay in chiba.?
??? people; engaku(chief editer of slider)?eguchi(editer of slider)?iseki(photographer from slider)?nii(stylist from slider)?rip zinger(photographer from us)
10/25(mon) : sliding shooting and fashion shooting on chiba.
after shooting chiba, move to ibaraki,then stay in ibaraki.
people; engaku(chief editer of slider)?eguchi(editer of slider)?iseki(photographer from slider)?rip zinger(photographer from us)
10/25(mon) : riding and fashion shooting on chiba.
10/26(tue) : skate and bmx shooting in chiba, and after shoot, we will buck to tokyo.
10/27(wen) : tokyo down town tour.(ueno park, akabane, monzennakacho,
??? people : DOKO(bmx rider)?DESHI(skater)?rip zinger(photographer from us)
10/28(thu) : shooting for ollie magazine
??? iseki(photographer from ollie)
10/29(fri) : shooting at center of tokyo which are roppongi, shibuya, shinjuku, harajuku,,,
??? the movie prenire on our shop.
10/30(sat) : free
10/31(sun) : leaving,
I can't believe I am going to spend Halloween in TOKYO. What if they don't celebrate Halloween?! I would die if they wouldn't. BUT MORE AMAZING, what if they do?? Imagine, millions of even crazier japanese outfits running around the streets. Couldn't imagine it to be any more different than what goes on there daily.
TOKYO + HALLOWEEN + GERHARD =
UNEXPLAINABLY EXCRUCIATINGLY GOOD IN ALL DIMENSIONS
LIKE I DIE.
I'm headed up to gothenburg to visit mom's place, thank god for tradera/ebay and cheap ass tickets. This time I paid 15 kr.