We feature OKA SKATEBOARDS on the first trailer of “Inspiring People & Projects”.
OKA SKATEBOARDS is a handmade skateboard collaboration between Furniture Maker Yoshiro Mizokami
and Art Director James Gibson.
Creating a beautiful product utilizing the know-how of furniture making, overcoming the language barrier,
skateboard riding in a quiet leafy green town surrounded by [...]
Yoshiro Mizokami says, having an OKA board in your living room creates a nice atmosphere while outdoors it’s like
a piece of furniture you can get around on.
Furniture and skateboard, although products of different categories, have no border in Yoshiro’s mind.
Enjoy the wind hitting your body, the feel of gravity. Sit on the pleasant wood grain if in a tired sweat. There, the
OKA SKATEBOARDS are delivered having been carefully crafted by the hand of Furniture Maker Yoshiro Mizokami.
As opposed to normal skateboards that use beech plywood etc, OKA SKATEBOARDS use furniture grade oak which
means the boards will age beautifully with riding and maintenance.
According to Yoshiro, in comparison to furniture making, skateboards production is quite easy.
Started in a quiet leafy green town surrounded by mountains in Otsu-city, Shiga prefecture, OKA SKATEBOARDS is
a handmade skateboard collaboration between Furniture Maker Yoshiro Mizokami and Art Director James Gibson.
Yoshiro, after seeing a classic skateboard blog sent by James decided to work on a creation that went
beyond the boundaries of furniture making.
With a passion for board [...]