Exii.FatBrosLesson

FatBros is a skate shop based in Nakano, Tokyo. It is owned by skaters and run by skaters. The two Hagiwara’s were taking turns with sharing the hours whilst I was there in Summer, 2015. Each month or two, they would occupy a car park and organise a skate jam in the suburb of Nakano.

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Everybody who was affiliated with the skate shop was encouraged to come down and help out

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The day started with a free (hungover) skateboard lesson to the kids who came

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Or whoever else was interested

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Yuzo taught this kid about the downsides of drinking late the evening before a job

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Some kids got it easily

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Some kids didn’t…

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Some of the older guys didn’t either

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After the lesson, the obstacles were set up for a speed race, which Mr. Morita won easily

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A fun wind down skate afterwards was the icing on the cake

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Ohara stroking the hump into submission

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Yuzo Kudo – nose blunt

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For the finale; the humpathon

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Even though I was hung as a dog from the night before, it was a great opportunity to get amongst the action and teach skating again, if only it was for an hour, and to a young Japanese kid…

Thanks so so much to the FatBros and Far East Skate Network crew for putting on these events and letting me help! I can’t wait to get back!

Canon EOS 500D

2015

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