Issue 34 | The Best of Niseko: Shop
INTRODUCING THE BEST OF NISEKO AWARDS SHOP NOMINEES
Here are the top 5 shops and galleries shortlisted by the Best Of Niseko Awards advisory committee 2019, but you’ll get to decide who wins. Follow the link/QR code on the opposite page to vote for your favourite!
BEST RETAIL 2019 – SHOPS & GALLERIES
BOOX:N BY SHOKO TARUMA
Kiyoe Gallery ¥480,000
A traditional black lacquer technique is used by artist Shoko Taruma to create part of this avant garde mixed-media sculpture.
Size: 22cm x 57cm x 22cm.
MCM BY MOTOKA WATANABE
Kiyoe Gallery ¥90,000
Quirky polystyrene sculpture by artist Motoka Watanabe.
Size: 37cm x 28cm x 16cm.
VOLKL BMT 109 SKIS
Rhythm Summit ¥135,000
A dream- come-true in every backcountry environment. With a full carbon construction and lightweight multi-layer wood core, it features full rocker and an early-taper sidecut, for true big mountain versatility after a self- powered ascent.
JONES ULTRACRAFT SNOWBOARD
Rhythm Summit ¥118,800
The Ultracraft is a premium all-mountain directional freeride board that charges lines like its father was a GS race board. Featuring the same shape as the revolutionary Hovercraft, only built with premium materials, the Ultracraft has virtually no top speed railing a turn in smooth snow.
GOLDWIN CHARIS HYBRID DOWN JACKET
North Face Gravity ¥65,000
A stylish waterproof and breathable hybrid down jacket with goose feather trim provides excellent heat retention.
GRAVITY NISEKO FULL-ZIP HOODIE
North Face Gravity ¥12,000
This limited-edition hoodie is only available at The North Face GRAVITY NISEKO. Sizes: from XS toXXL for kids to adults. And it makes the perfect gift/souvenir from Niseko!
PATAGONIA DEPARTER JACKET
A simply-designed yet highly versatile mountain-to-town jacket, the Departer Jacket has a durable 2-layer GORE-TEX® face fabric for waterproof/breathable and windproof protection, a mesh lining to wick moisture and enhance mobility.
HESTRA HELI SKI 3-FINGER GLOVES
Made of windproof, waterproof and breathable HESTRA Triton three-layer polyamide fabric, the Heli Ski gloves is a modern classic with many functions. A longer model for those who often ski powder and need a durable and warm companion on the mountain.
IN SEARCH OF SOLITUDE BY SHOUYA GRIGG
A beautiful collectible photo book by Zaborin’s and Somoza’s creative director, Shouya Grigg.
Ceramic teacup by ceramic artist Kazuhiko Kudo, inspired by the white birch trees of Hokkaido.
KIYOE GALLERY | 13:00 – 20:00
Located on 2F of AYA Niseko. Kiyoe Gallery offers a range of curated Hokkaido-inspired artworks and craft by Japanese artists.
www.kiyoegallery.com | 0136-55-8107
RHYTHM SUMMIT | 08:00 – 22:00
Rhythm Japan’s backcountry specialty store, Rhythm Summit carries gear from BCA, Black Diamond and Pieps, along with hardware from Armada, K2, Volkl and Jones.
www.rhythmjapan.com | 0136-22-4199
NORTH FACE GRAVITY | 10:00 – 21:00
The North Face Gravity Niseko store carries a wide selection of outdoor brands, such as North Face, Goldwin, and exclusive Niseko only products. The in- store cafe offers fresh hand-dripped coffee using beans from Shizuoka.
TOYRU | 08:30–20:00 (SAT & SUN) / 11:00–20:00 (MON-FRI)
Located opposite Ki Niseko, Toyru is a powder & backcountry specialist store, and also a Patagonia authorised shop.
www.toryu.com | 0136-21-4055
SOMOZA | 11:00 – 16:00 / 18:00 – 22:00 (CLOSED SUN)
SOMOZA is an eclectic mix of Japanese crafts, art and antiques blended seamlessly alongside a traditional tea room and a Chef’s table serving modern Hokkaido cuisine, all housed in a stunning 150-year-old kominka.
www.somoza.jp | 0136-55-8741