Text in English & Japanese.
Bueno! Books 2016. ISBN978-4-907354-17-6
Surf Art? Japan is an extensive catalogue of surfing relating creatives working in Japan today, from painters to sculptors, creative directors to board shapers and snowboard designers. The wide spread within demonstrates how surf culture has influenced a diverse range of creative practises and how the many aspects of wave riding, being in nature and exploring the coast has been refined through the idiosyncratic Japanese quest for perfection and simplicity.
Including Taiji Matsuda, Taisuke Yokoyama, Yoshihiko Kushimoto, George Cockle, Taishi Hirokawa, Taku Satoh, Jun Kubota, Taro Tamai, Toshio Shiratani, Mitsuyuki Shibata, Koji Toyoda, Akira Kobayashi, Gelchop, Yasumori Tokura, Satoru Uehira, Hiroshi Kubo, Takatoshi Okura, Kiyoshi Yamaguchi, Masashi Yoshinaga, Hi-Dutch, Yusuke Hanai, Naoki Kamayachi, Shin Hamada and Tadayuki Kato.
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