News from JNTO

The ski movie was awarded as the “Best Cinematography” in 2010 Video Awards & Reader Poll in powdermagazine.

From the orange and gold of fall to the pink cherry blossoms of spring, Signatures follows an entire winter deep in the hardwoods of Hokkaido, Japan. Deliciously deep January blower to April corn, we bring you a film about expression and the art of riding on snow. Every turn has a personality, and every personality has its own unique style: the air, the smear, the spin, the grab, the laid-out cutback carve. Shot in HD, Signatures is 100% human powered riding in all snow-sliding styles: board, noboard, ski, and drop-knee.

Riders: Taro Tamai, Lorenzo Worster, Nick Devore, Will Cardamone, Jacqui Edgerly, Matt Philippi, Jamie Laidlaw, Jess McMillan, Yutaka Takanashi, Charlie Cannon, Eben Mond, MC Larivee, JT Robinson, Adam Moszynski, Caroline Gleich, Forrest Coots, Jake Sakson, Orry Grant, Mike Coletti, Ommu, Sheesa, Nobu, Kenichi Miyashita, Hayato “Bubbles” Maruyama, and Atsushi Gomyo.

Locations: Niseko, Yotei, Kiroro, Asahidake, Tokachidake, and Furano backcountry

Signatures premieres Sept. 19th, 2009 at IF3 in Montreal and in Aspen, CO. Catch the film on tour in US, Canada, and Japan in fall 2009.

For more information website :

2010 Powder Video Awards website :


Information is provided as a courtesy to users of this website. Though the JNTO endeavors to ensure the information is accurate, users of the information are to act on such using their own judgement and at their own risk. Neither the JNTO nor any holder of copyright to the information shall be held responsible in any way whatsoever for any loss or misunderstanding, either direct or indirect, that is incurred as a result of utilizing the information.

Japan Highlight



Fantastic insight into Japan's diverse history.



Satisfy the most discerning of palettes, as well as the strictest of budgets.

Pop Culture

Pop Culture

Explore everything Japanese pop culture has to offer.

Modern Art

Modern Art

Visualize Japan's treasured heritage and its cutting-edge future.

Ski in Japan

Ski in Japan

A diamond in the rough for ski enthusiasts and families worldwide.



Breathtaking cruises around Japan.


Affordable Tips

Make a trip to Japan enjoyable and affordable.


go: Tohoku

Experience the treasures of Northern Japan.


Discover the Undiscovered

Explore the undiscovered region in 7 days.


The Heart of Hokkaido

Discover the wild charms of Japan’s northern frontier.


For First Time Travelers

Explore Japan's Iconic Destinations.