KANPAÏ (literally meaning "dry glass" or "dry the glass", is the Japanese word for "cheers" in a drinking toast).
This short feature is our toast in honour of powder skiing in Japan.
In febuary 2018, we travelled to Akakura which is a small ski town situated at the base of Myōkō San, in the Niigata prefecture on the main island of Honshu, Japan. We spent two weeks in the area and skied some of the best snow we have ever laid eyes on!
Thanks to all who helped make this adventure possible!
Presented by Newreal Pictures.
Supported by Powder Recon Japan / Hymani.ch & Hefti Sports Leysin.
Filmed by Christophe Baer
Editing, colour & sound design by Yannick Guillermin
Myoko Akakura Onsen
Tangram Ski Resort
Music in this Video:
performed by AKIRA ITO
album MARINE FLOWERS (1986)
performed by KIKAGAKU MOYO
album FOREST OF LOST CHILDREN (2014)
3) "TAIYO (THE SUN)"
performed by OSAMU KITAJIMA
album BENZAITEN (1976)
4) "PASSION FLOWER"
performed by HARUOMI HOSONO, SHIGERU SUZUKI & TATSURO YAMASHITA
album PACIFIC (1978)