YUKIGUNI

There is a place not far from Tokyo. An area of unique snow culture. For a snowboarder it is a place of joy that allows him to leave tracks on top of the white surface that storms coming from Japan sea create. This place is Snow Country also known as Yukiguni.

Antti explains: “I have a strong connection to Minamiuonuma. This year we got an opportunity from local guide and city councelor Takumi Nagai who wanted us to come create an edit in his home turf. It was definitely one of the most challenging yet rewarding filming trips in Japan for us. In Minamiuonuma it snows more than any other place I’ve ever been and the snow has this moist texture on it. It feels heavy at times and since we make lot of follow cams and other moving camera angles this created a lot of challenges. In the end though, it was exactly this unique feeling of snow fall that created the unique vibe in this film. If you want to ride great powder and no crowds in Japan, then this is the place!¨

Directed, Filmed and edited by Iisakki Kennilä

Filmed in Minamiuonuma, Japan

Snowboarding by Antti Autti

Produced by Takumi Nagai & Antti Autti

Supported by Minamiuonuma City & Elamysmatkat

Still photography: Jani Kärppä / Kota Collective

Music

Skip Rope by Vuono

Special Thanks

Muikamachi Hutte

Muikamachi Hakkaisan Ski Area

Kagura Ski Area

Maiko Snow Resort

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