Snowboard in Japan – Furano, the DVD

Get the DVD – Out Now! Follow the adventures of Leroy and Iao – 2 Australian snowboarders – as they explore the mountains of Furano, Kamui and Tomamu in Hokkaido, Japan. Hear from local Furano residents and other travellers as they explain the allure of the region and their love of the snow and Japan. [...]

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Kojima Hiasyuki & Megumi Sukiyama from Pension Snowflake, Kojima Academy and Tirol Lamb BBQ Restaurant

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Rumi Itagaki – Pension Snowflake & Kojima Academy

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Ken McBride – Furano Tourism Manager

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Mari Yamazaki – Furano Ski Host Manager

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Djan Aston – Rhythm Skis and Snowboards Furano

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2011 Videos online now!

Hey snow fans! We have uploaded a whole series of videos from this year’s trip to Furano. You can view them on our channel here: http://www.youtube.com/SnowboardinJapan Cheers, Leroy and Iao. PS – our DVD is set to be released VERY soon!

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Furano 2011 – Day 1

Arriving back in Furano last night was almost like a home coming for us. Kojima san gave us warm welcom at Pension Snow Flake and showed us to our near palacial room followed by a quick tour or the pension. Far exceeding our expectations, pension Snow Flake is spacious, clean, has the cafe next door [...]

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Furano Here We Come!!

After three full days and nights in Tokyo, we’re ready to get snowboarding. Tomorrow we’ll fly to Sapporo and then bus it 3hrs to Furano. ETA of 6-6:30pm.  Monday will see our firstboarding session at Furano in a year, so we’re hoping that we wont be too rusty. For our 21 days in Fuirano we’ll [...]

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Furano 2011 locked and loaded!

Howdy snow fans, Welcome back online for season 2010 / 2011! It’s been quite a hectic year. We realeased the trailer for “Snowboard In Japan – Furano 2010″ earlier this year, and have been working on the final cut. We don’t have a definitive release date, but expect it to hit the shelves of Amazon [...]

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You can upload your photos, videos, create a blog, add your own events, meet other snow fans and much much more! http://snowboardjapan.ning.com

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Grab your Furano 2010 T-shirt!

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Furano Snow Festival 2010

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Snowboard In Japan – Furano 2010 – The Movie Trailer

Howdy Snow Fans, Well we have been hard at work reviewing and tagging all the footage we shot for our Snowboard In Japan documentary in Furano 2010. As you can probably imagine, this is a very time-consuming process.  Deciding what is quality, and what won’t make it past the cutting room floor is both a [...]

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Snowboard In Japan the DVD

Howdy Snow fans, We are currently in post production of our DVD ‘Snowboard in Japan’.  During our trip to Furano in February, we managed to get over 20 hours of high definition video footage including: the journey to and from Furano action on the mountain 5 high quality interviews with high profile Furano identities a [...]

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New videos from our documentary

We have completed some rough editing for some of our interviewees.  These will be enhanced further when the final DVD is released. Djan from Rhythm Skis & Snowboards Furano Mari san from the Furano Ski Host program Kojima San from Kojima Academy, Pension Snoflake Furano, Cafe Tirol and Tirol Lamb BBQ Check back soon – [...]

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Are the voices in your head calling, Doria?

Okay, I admit it – I’m a doria addict.  What is a doria you ask?  It’s a baked rice dish popular in Japan.  I am lead to believe that it has Italian origins, and if you google ‘doria’ you will find some good recipes.  Think Spanish paella, and you will be getting close to what we are [...]

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Pension Snow Flake, Cafe Tirol, Tirol Lamb BBQ, Kojima Academy & Kojima Academy Kids Park

If you’re thinking that’s quite a bit to cram into one title for a post, you’d be right.  But the simple fact is that former champion Alpine Snowboarder Kojima Hiasyuki has put his heart and soul into the businesses he runs at Furano.  In fact when we had the privilege to speak with Kojima san [...]

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Bar Ajito – Furano

Hi folks, We’ve mentioned Bar Ajito in a few previous posts and videos, but I wanted to take the time to send Nii the owner of Bar Ajito and his friendly staff Tomo & Miki a special thank-you. We stayed at Pension Furanui in Furano Village, and Bar Ajito was our “local”.  Furano itself has more [...]

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