Yoshiro, or Yoshi as his friends call him, was born and raised in a small army town called Chitose in Hokkaido Island, Japan. However, the proximity also meant cold and cloudy weather most of the year, which is why Yoshi’s first passion was snowboarding.
In addition to skiing on the slopes of Niseiko, he indulged in surfing in the freezing water surrounding the island. It is through both of these sports that Yoshiro discovered his passion for surfboard shaping. Therefore, he decided to work at one of the island’s few surf shops.