Film

Japan By Van

Powered snow? Japan has it by the truckload.
 
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About

Director

Nick Waggoner

Producer

Sweetgrass Productions

Featuring

Makoto Takeishi, Pep Fujas, Eliel Hindert, Carston Oliver

Sponsor

Patagonia

Running time

5 minutes

Country / Nationality

USA

Our Judges say:

If you love powder this one is for you. Japen from the road.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

There are no ski areas on the peaks above the historic village of Shirakawa-go, but it’s surrounded by great skiing—as long as you’re willing to hike for it. Carston Oliver, Eliel Hindert, Pep Fujas and Makoto Takeishi take to the hills to discover the meaning of “Deep” in the Shirakawa backcountry. (This Sweetgrass Productions short is Episode Two in Patagonia’s Find Away series).