Nice passage! I take it Hiroshi is Hiroshi Fujiwara, the high priest of Japanese street style.
On 10/30/07, Tom Sanders <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Submitted without comment for your enjoyment:
> "The Morning I arrived in Tokyo, Hiroshi came over to the hotel on his new
> Cinelli track bike to give me a sample of some jackets he was designing
> the Japanese Division of Levi Strauss & Co. He is a great designer,
> classic or military designs and just adding one or two distinguishing
> features to make something new and unique. He is still a leading pioneer
> street culture, hence the Cinelli. Track bike riding is taking over from
> skateboarding in Japan, and Hiroshi is in the avant-garde as usual. I
> caught the obsession, of course. He is very infectious, and I have begun
> buying vintage road bikes, not to ride but because
> I have always loved the equipment of cycling, especially bikes and
> accessories from the sixties."
> Tom Sanders
> Lansing, MI USA
John Huan Vu
Los Angeles, Calif.