The Garden is a place of familiarity, where hard work comes into fruition. Where time stalls in this beautiful distraction from our day-to-day lives. The purpose of a day becomes meditatively clear with a destination plotted on a topographic map. We followed the words of a Japanese elder, and went in search of his paradise, his garden.
The Film was inspired by conversations with Yukio Yamamoto. Made possible by Takahiro Nakanishi who offered up his van and brought the landscapes Yukio spoke of to life. The North Face, Salomon, and Leah for providing gear and support. Endless Thanks
Packed with travel bags stretched at the seams, Sam Cohen and Zach Halverson board a jet plane headed across the world in search of the powder paradise they've only dreamt about; Japan. There, the two meet up with fellow skier Bryce Phillips to explore the notoriously mystical Japanese forests and pristine upper alpine. Get ready for a trip of a lifetime with “Hakuba” from Dubsatch Collective.
Filmed by: Nate Cahoon
Edited by: Nate Cahoon, Sam Cohen
Photography: Scott Rinckenberger
Skiers: Sam Cohen, Zach Halverson, Bryce Phillips
Location: Hakuba, Nagano, Japan