The Japanese archipelago receives high-quality snow and waves during the winter when the atmospheric pressure is low. Similar patterns occur in Northern California, bringing waves. To Japanese surfer and snowboarder Ryosuke “Mossan” Kenmochi, each one of those low-pressure systems has its own life and brings its own experience, which is when he starts to explore the relationship he builds with one “low” from opposite sides of the Pacific Ocean.
“The chef that cooks up a low-pressure system for California and Japan is the same. Thus, the taste is the same,” he says. “The plate may be different, but I feel that the taste is the same.”