Remembering some good silly backyard jib sessions at Lodge tabi-tabi. Featuring Baz and friends in the Deep Forest Fun Run at Lodge tabi-tabi during the 2009/10 season. Thanks Chris, for making, and posting, this awesome little flick.
山ごもり (pronounced yamagomori) is Japanese for snow-bum. 山 (yama) means "mountain" and "komori" is a term used to describe a recluse. It can have a real negative connotation, well at least among those living the regular 9 to 5 (which in Japan is more like a 9 to 9!). You may have heard of "hikikomori", a term used for social recluses who refuse to leave the house for years if not decades. Recently the "soto kimori" has been drawing some attention. "soto" means "outside". These are basically people who are escaping Japan (in the eyes of some), or just travellers (in the eyes others).
Want to be a yamagomori? Live in the mountains for a month, or two, or three? Shred pow everyday and live among other like minded snow freaks? We have great deals and facilities for all those who are ready for a season in the snow! Check out our photo album and facebook page for pics of our living/dining area with wood burning stove, funky green professional kitchen, Japanese style living room with flat screen TV, DVD player, stereo, and board games, dryroom with custom work benches and waxing tools, a huge backyard ready for more jib sessions, and a huge Japanese style bath to soak away all the aches and pains from another hard day as a full-time yamagomori.
One month of accommodation: 60,000 yen
Two months of accommodation:110,000 yen
Three months of accommodation: 150,000 yen
Season pass: 48,000 yen (early bird for Hakuba 47 & Hakuba Goryu)
If you are thinking about it, but still got questions, check out the FAQ or just send us an email to:
Some of the Think Thank crew stayed with us last season. We never really saw them though. They were out the door before I woke up, and rarely got back before dark. These guys work hard!!!! Check out Ransack Rebellion to see what they were up to all day.
but this is just a teaser. You can get the full deal here
We would like to thank Think Thank for joining us!
The Think Thank crew was in Hakuba for the first overseas Boxes for Days, and working on footage for their new movie "Ransack Rebellion". Looking forward to seeing them shred parts of the hood that no boards have dared go before. As a farewell gift we received a copy of "Right Brain. Left Brain", the 2 disc film to cover both sides of the noggin has been described as, " Meticulously messy, precisely unpredictable and controlled chaos; snowboarding is everything and can do anything." Here is the teaser for yah:
and a pic of us with them:
Jesse Burtner, Miyuki from Snowstyle Magazine, Maki who shreds for Replant in Hakuba, Mike Yoshida, Christina Burtner aka Pika (photgrapher, graphic designer, artist.....), Ted Borland, Ross, Chris Larson and Sean Genovese from Dinosaurs Will Die)