Oakley Dives into the History of Skateboarding in Japan
Is Japan currently at the center of skateboarding? You could make the argument. Tokyo just hosted the first-ever skateboarding events at the Summer Olympics. Not only that, Japan took home a handful of medals. Yes, Japanese skateboarding is having a moment, but it’s not like skating just popped up the other day in Japan. Oakley, the sunglasses giants, recently released a video that delves into the history of skateboarding in the Land of the Rising Sun.
Among the people interviewed in Oakley Japan Skate include photographer Nobuo Iseki, FESN founder Takahiro Morita, WTAPS founder Tetsu Nishiyama, and the editor of Japan’s iconic VHS Mag Masafumi Kajitani. Oh, and there’s plenty of skateboarding in the video as well. If you want to know more about what skateboarding means to Japan, Oakley’s video is a nice way to dip your toe into that.