Late last year a good friend of mine, Ken Osato and his brother Jun opened a new store called JAKS GARAGE. Located in their hometown of Fujisawa, just outside of Tokyo and near the beach, the store not only represents the area but is also set apart by the diversity in store. Avid skaters and surfers, the combination of labels available in store provides the clientele with a great destination, whether you are buying or just hanging out.

SLAMXHYPE / What’s your favourite thing about where you live?

KEN OSATO / I was born close to the beach then started surfing, skateboarding when I was 13 years old.

SLAMXHYPE / Your favourite store in your city?

KEN OSATO / Of course own store JAKS GARAGE but I love Masaruya which is Holmon izakaya!

SLAMXHYPE / What are three items you don’t leave home without?

KEN OSATO / Surfboard and Skateboard and cellphone

SLAMXHYPE / What’s your favourite holiday location?

KEN OSATO / Definitely LA!!

SLAMXHYPE / One place you really desire to visit?

KEN OSATO / It’s only LA for me!!

SLAMXHYPE / What are the worst trends around today?

KEN OSATO / People stealing my Vans!!

SLAMXHYPE / What’s are you most looking forward to in 2011?

KEN OSATO / 19th August! Its my Birthday!!

SLAMXHYPE / What’s the must have item for you for FW2011?

KEN OSATO / New rad surfboard

SLAMXHYPE / What are you reading?

KEN OSATO / The newspaper

SLAMXHYPE / What are you listening to?

KEN OSATO / Any Hip Hop

SLAMXHYPE / What’s the best film you have seen in the last year?

KEN OSATO /Black Swan

SLAMXHYPE /  Your favourite website?

KEN OSATO /SLAMXHYPE and Fucking Facebook hahaha

SLAMXHYPE / What influences you on a daily basis?

KEN OSATO / Nothing!!

SLAMXHYPE / What will you do after this interview?

KEN OSATO / You know,,,,