Well it’s that time of the year again, when the annual insanely cheap flights to Japan appear for a heart beat, then sell out before you can remember where you hid your credit card. Now you have to make the decision if this is the year to really get serious about paying off your HECS debt or just max out your credit on weird vending machine buys. Deep down we both know what you’re going to do, but if you did have any reservations Mike Matas’s photo montage of almost 4000 face melting Japanese moments might make up your mind.
One Week In Japan from Mike Matas on Vimeo.
Time hasn’t been kind to in-line skating, but that hasn’t stopped dutch blader Sven Boekhorst from carving up some of the most notable landmarks in the Netherlands in his brand new Rollerblade SB Pro kit. Admit it: you’re kind of impressed.
After the devastation of the earthquake and tsunami of 3/11, the Japanese people have proved their resilience and positivity to the rest of the world. Watch as Pharrell takes us to Tokyo, where the energy of the neon nation has found a thriving home. Among other Japanese cultural and social luminaries, Pharrell speaks to rapper Verbal and his wife, Yoon, about the way the events of 3/11 changed the face of Japan’s society, and where the nation can go from here. This short film will make it hard to believe that Japan could go anyway other than upward. Also, If you like the boots, check out our Palladium range here.
We’re pretty pumped about this. Groundbreaking boot company Palladium recently sent their brand new star correspondent Pharrell Williams to Japan to see how the nation is faring after the catastrophic natural disaster earlier this year. He speaks to artists, designers and musicians for their take on reactor leaks, radiation and rebuilding. Should be amazing.