After Ishinomaki, “rode work” was filmed in Tokyo (if you haven’t seen the Ishinomaki version yet, check it out first) and the skaters on the show are “ROD CREW,” a skate team of people from Okinawa who migrated to Tokyo to work. rode work starts in Ishinomaki, reaches Tokyo, and then connects to Okinawa through the themes of skateboard culture and civil engineering work.
・The film was produced for the “Roppongi Art Night” and screened at coin-operated parking lots in Roppongi. A crane truck was hired and a chandelier of construction supplies was also on display.
・The members of ROD CREW work in a variety of jobs, and SYUJI, who actively cooperated with us this time, wore the work clothes he actually wears at work.
・The footage includes scenes shot at the observatory in Roppongi Hills. No outsiders had ever filmed at the observatory before, and the building’s management was reluctant to allow skateboarding.However, I explained that skateboarding is an Olympic-certified competition, and that the people who skate are professionals, just like a courier operating a substitute vehicle, so I was able to get special permission. Maybe they are the skaters who skated the highest in Tokyo.
・According to ROD CREW, there are two reasons why skateboarding is so popular in Okinawa. The first is that there is a U.S. military base, so a lot of public money was put into it, and a lot of parks were created and skate parks were set up, and the second is that the citizens are used to the noise and don’t hate the sound of skateboarding because there are a lot of U.S. military planes flying over the town. There’s also a storyline about how the decibel count of the noise of an airplane heard when residents are inside the house is close to that of a skateboard running outside the house.