I got a chance to hang out and talk shop with legendary Japanese shaper Katsu Kawaminami during my last visit to Japan. He's been shaping since the 70's and has come full circle with his designs many times over. I learned a lot of history and got to hear all about the the good old days of being a crazy surfer in Japan. Imagine being a surfer in the 70's in the midst of the Japanese work ethic!
Arigato gozaimasu to Katsu and Blue Magazine!