【Onepark】

First step to the new world 〜新しい世界への第一歩〜

【Onepark】とはひとつの遊び場、そしてひとつしかない遊び場という意味の造語です。いくつになっても純粋な気持ちを忘れないよう『わんぱく』という意味も込めています。

 

震災で遊ぶ場所、遊ぶ気力を失くしてから、一年が経ち何気ない会話から生まれた奇跡。理解ある石巻木の屋水産さんから被災にあった冷凍庫を三年間の期限付きですが貸してもらえることになりました(本当にありがたい)。冷凍庫の中には瓦礫、石灰、ヘドロ。そして電気、水道、ガス何一つ無いところからのSTART。でも震災で学んだことからの最初の第一歩。
将来の夢は悲惨な出来事があったこの場所¨石巻¨に世界のTOPプロスケーター、アーティスト、バンドなどが来てくれて地元の子供達(もちろん自分達も見たい)に見せてあげたること。SkateをはじめArtや音楽を目で見て肌で感じてもらうこと。それと被災地の現状を全国の方に見てもらいOneparkで交流をしてもらい他の沿岸部のモデルケースになればと思っています。自分達が50~60歳になったときにおもいっきり笑っていられるように一人でも多くの世界でも通用するような¨おもしろいヤツ¨を輩出したいと思っています。

自分達で出来ること(掃除・セクション作りは等の力仕事)は自分たちでなんとかします!被災地だからとか虫の良いこと言いたくは無いのですが、なんのツテもコネもない自分達が三年間とういう限りある時間を有効に使うためには自分達の力だけでは限界があります。この行動をおもしろいなと思った方(資金、資材、道具、手伝いなど)で参加してもらえれば幸いです。

もちろん、幸運にもその状況を楽しんでやる仲間にも恵まれ自分達で最初から最後まで楽しんでやって行きます。メンバーの中には身内を失くしたヤツ、家を失ったヤツもいます。だからこそ¨つながり¨を大事にせっかく生かしてもらった貴重な時間をたくさんの人達と共有したいと考えています。

First step to the new world .

Onepark isn’t just a park, it’s the only park- a place to chill for all the skaters in Japan’s Tohoku area. In Japanese, it means no matter how old we get, we’ll never forget that we’re about pure skate mischief and fun.

In the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, after all sense of enjoyment seemed gone, the idea of Onepark was born from an idea among friends for a place to regain what we lost and gain something new—a place to skate. Thanks to the good people at the fishing companies at the harbors of Ishinomaki city who suffered along with rest of the people here, they’re letting us borrow one of their destroyed warehouses for three years. So for us, in the rubble and chemical remains of a warehouse with no water, gas, or electricity, we started to work on our park. The first step in recovery, and the first step to the new world.

It’s our dream to showcase to the people here, in the center of where a disaster hit, the world’s top pro skaters, artists, and bands. To start and continue to skate, and to see and feel with their own eyes and ears sick music and art. Not only that, but for Onepark to be seen by the rest of Japan as what can be accomplished through the power of skateboarding. And then when we can live and laugh ourselves into old age, it would be good to be known, by either one person or many, that we’re the fam at Onepark and we did it big.

We’re going to do everything we possibly can (cleaning, maintenance, building sections, etc.) to make this place great. Living in a place where so many people have been affected by the earthquake of 2011, we can’t put ourselves above the rest or be selfish, but to be honest, we could also use your help! We’ve got few connections and a three year time limit to make this place as great as we can, but we can only do so much. So for all those in the skate, music, or art community, or anyone just digging what we’re doing, we’d be grateful to have all the help we can get. Whether it’s donations, connections, materials, promotion, whatever, we’re thrilled to get whatever help that’s willing.

We’ve been blessed with good luck and good friends, so of course, the crew here at Onepark will enjoy every minute of it to the very end. There are those of us who’ve lost good friends and family in a disaster that can’t be forgotten. And that’s exactly why we value the connection we have and we want to share what precious time we’re given with all the good people in the skate community.

Onepark will start our preopening from September 9.

When we say preopening, we mean that there’s not really anything we can yet call sections, and there’s still some cleaning up to be done, but we’ve got some boxes, rails and ramps for the time being.

So come chill and skate.

We’re not trying to bother you with all sorts of details and rules, so just have common sense, be good to each other, skate, and have fun. Let’s use the three years we’ve got and make it as sick as possible.

代表 勝又 秀樹
REP. Hideki “Any”Katsumata