Above: Antti Autti. Photo: Kota Collective.
Hitting that sweet spot again and again – Antti Autti and his crew have gone and dropped another drop of gold for the soul. After last year’s success saga, CLOSER, which got us shivering to our bones, YUKIGUNI too takes an ingeniously genuine spin on the simplicity of snowboarding.
“YUKIGUNI too takes an ingeniously genuine spin on the simplicity of snowboarding”
This year the crew head out to Minamiuonuma City in Japan, which is not far from Tokyo. It’s a place that’s stayed under the radar, hence it isn’t tracked out by 10am. The calmness of the place is well reflected in the clip too, making us think we should head here for our next powder fix.
Yukiguni can be directly translated into “Snow Country”. However, it refers to ‘areas in Japan characterized by heavy, long-lasting snowfalls’ (Wikipedia) – a solid choice for a destination if your sole aim is to shred pow.