“INSPIRING PEOPLE & PROJECTS” is an independent documentary project developed during the early stage of CHANCE MAKER. All about inspirational people, this series of documentaries devotes to honor their perseverance and to exploring their ideas. Moreover, our core values are presented throughout these videos.
“OKA SKATEBOARDS”, a series of three documentaries, is a collaboration between Yoshiro Mizokami, craftsman of furniture, and James Gibson, art director.
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 sports and an [...]
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.
However, with the [...]
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 scenery you take in [...]
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 mountains. We will introduce OKA [...]