As an avid snowboarder and surfer, Taro believes the wave and the snow are similar elements – each a contact point between human and earth. A pioneering member of the Alaskan steeps as well as an explorer of Mexico’s secret surf breaks, Taro lives in Niseko, Hokkaido, where he pursues the essence of board culture through photographs, videos, texts and his board designs.
Launched Moss Snowboards TT Model
Awarded the title All Japan Champion
Participated in the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour and the World Extreme Snowboard Championship
Traveled throughout the world including numerous trips to Valdez, Alaska as one of the pioneers of steep Alaskan descents
Directed and produced the film, AURA Deep Powder Experience
Founded Gentemstick, a production and design company in 1998
Co-producer of the film, Public Sentiment
Photo exhibition of his work entitled Sono Toki Soko Basho Ni Irukot (To Be Where I’m Supposed To Be When I’m Supposed To Be.)
Published the photobook, The First Track
Directed and filmed the movie, The Spring Session – Modern Snowsurf Experience
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