Where are you from Ken ? Where do you live ?
I am from Japan little snowy fisher man village in little town called Toyama. I have moved to Australia almost 15 years ago and I have lived in little beach town called Manly since then.
How old are you ? Are you a snowboarder, surfer ?
I am 32 years old at the moment and I am not a good surfer though I am keen surfer. I was born in snowing area so I used to snowboard a bit when I was teenager.
Where come from your inspirations ?
My inspiration comes from Japanese visual culture, such as Manga comic or Japanese traditional drawing, both has beautiful ink drawing method as a part. I also often try to execute my mood / experience / environment through my illustration.
You work for many brands & music band. You sell in direct too ?
Most likely they found me on internet or SNS then contact me. Otherwise work comes through word of mouth from friends.
What did you think about create a board for Stone Snowboards ?
I had never worked on snowboard so it was great opportunity for me. Also I was big fun of Jimbo Phillips’s work for a while, and I met him once in Sydney to work for Santa Cruz Skateboard together. He is rad artist but also great human and I found out he worked with Stone Snowboards before. So I decided to work with Stone Snowboards.
Have you already been in France ? if not will you ?
Never! I would love to go around Europe and definitely France is one of the country I must visit!
Do you have some big project soon ?
I have few group show coming up in next couple months but planning solo show this coming summer in Australia, which is pretty exciting too.
Where can we find your work ?
Please visit my website - kentaroyoshida.com
Or find me on instagram @kentaro_yoshida
Thanks Olivier, Long live to Stone Snowboards