unown first video People in the know unown
a video by asota
filmed by Shinsuke Arai & asota
‘unown first video People in the know unown’ is a new video by and for Unonwn Skateshop in Zushi, Kanagawa, Japan. Owned and operated by Japanese Style master, Jin Takayama. The very first skateboard magazine that I had ever seen from Japan was a Transworld Japan from 2002 with Jin Takayama doing an ollie on the cover. I remember thinking, “Wow! He is the style master!.” This was my first exposure to Japanese skateboarding. Fast forward a couple years to me living in Kanagawa prefecture in Japan, and on my first trip to Umi-Kaze Kooen skatepark in Yokosuka, and I remember seeing the guy who was in my only copy of TWS Japan, it was Jin Takayama cruising around the park styling on everyone.
I was very excited to hear Jin had opened a shop in Zushi and even more excited to see he was putting out a shop video with a bunch of incredible skaters. One of those skaters is Shun Moroi, who now rides for Unown Skateshop. This video is a great collobrative effort of all the skaters and filmer involved and gives a great feel of the Zushi skaters and their scene.