[ak] underground – Kumiko Inaba

a.k.a., Qoo
FYi : Coolest girl in Japan
Stance : Normal
Ameblo : qooblog
Favorite late night snack : Rice crackers
Favorite place to ride : Hakkoda, Aomori Japan
Going sideways since : 1994
Lifestyle in a nutshell : urban-mountain-fashionista-tranformer..
Our good friend Kumi is a bit like us; one foot in snowboarding, one foot in outdoor, and another foot in urban fashion all at the same time. Qoo spent 14 years with Burton Japan. She learned the backcountry riding with Craig Kelly and John Buffery.
Today she works at fragment design with Hiroshi Fujiwara. fragment defines Tokyo street culture, with work spanning product design, music, graphic design and more. We get to work with Kumi on both AK457, and the F.S.F. urban project, as both fragment design and FYi design are working together on both projects.
qoo & hf
qoo @ burton
qoo @ baldface
qoo curving
qoo climbing
qoo & sanna
qoo & sune
qoo @ montoak
The qoo-post.

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