Ikigai: The Shin Biyajami Story


Shin Biyajima, a Japanese snowboarder, shares the intimate story of how he found his Ikigai (生きがい) or “reason for being” through a lifetime of adoration and exploration of his mountainous backyard of Nagano, Japan. Joined by American snowboarder Travis Rice, Ikigai is an immersion into Shin’s life, Japanese mountain culture, and the similarities between two friends who despite being an ocean apart, grew up with two things in common; the mountain as a classroom and a deep affinity for board riding.


Screening Date: Sat. June 8, 2019

Time: 12:30 PM

Venue: Rialto Black Box

Filmmaker Attending: No


Title: Ikigai: The Shin Biyajami Story
Genre: Documentary Short
Length: 15m30s
USA, Japan
Director: Justin Taylor-Smith
Creator:: Travis Rice

Website: www.justintaylorsmith.com
Instagram: @jtaylorsmith