words and photos: JP Walker

I have been going to Japan for nearly fifteen years for snowboard related reasons. Even with over ten visits, it’s always one of the most fun and most unique experiences I’ve had in all my travels. Most people think of deep pow runs in the trees when it comes to snowboarding in Japan, but the last few times our shredding has been exclusive to the streets. Local ripper and StepChild team rider, Reo Takahashi has been guiding us around, letting us in on his stack of spots and helping us navigate the Japanese steel–and often times aluminium–while we were visiting Japan for our Jibberish Volume 2 filming. Maximum respect to all the homies that helped us while we were grindin’ in the land of the rising sun.