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Rob Machado visits Japanese treehouse builder

Machado and Kobayashi © Hurley

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Takashi Kobayashi through the lens of Rob Machado

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 4 September, 2013 : - - In his second Through the Lens episode, Rob Machado visits Sendai, Japan, one of the hardest places hit by the 2011 earthquake/tsunami.

He meets artist/surfer Takashi Kobayashi, who shows him the area’s surrounding waves and a tree-house project particularly close to his heart. The results, as you’ll see in this short film directed by Tyler Manson, are nothing short of inspiring.

To support tsunami relief efforts and Takashi Kobayashi’s incredible work, Hurley has created the Through The Lens Tee, featuring photography by Rob Machado. The tee is available exclusively online at and 100 percent of proceeds go to Treehouse Creations Co LTD to build more tree-houses in tsunami-affected areas.

Source: Hurley

Author: The Editors

Tags: Takashi Kobayashi, Rob Machado, Hurley

Video: Surfersvillage


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