Hometown: Kanagawa, Japan
Resides: Niseko, Hokkaido
After graduating high school, Makoto and Tomoki Takaku spent a winter season in Canada. That was the turning point for him. After that, Makoto went to Canada, France, Austria, Switzerland and the USA for backcountry snowboarding. Makoto spent the full-season in Alaska in 1997, 2000, 2002 and 2004, notably living in a tent in 2000. Makoto joined the Powder Company Guides in 2005 and has been guiding in the Niseko backcountry ever since. Makoto specializes in taking customers to the best areas and conditions of the day.
I enjoy snowboarding & making people smile!!!
Niseko Winter Guide
Japanese Red Cross Society Emergency Personnel
NISEKODOWNCHILL : nisekofilms
Car Danchi 6 D.I.Y : ONE FILMS
Persona : Ebis films
PUBLIC SENTIMENT A SNOWSURF 16mmFILM : GENTEMSTICK
Snowsurf - A gentem Family Story - : My House Pictures
GENTEMSTICK, THE NORTH FACE, T-TUNE, HEIWAX, POWDER COMPANY