“The Fourth Phase” new Snowboard Film coming soon and some footage from Nozawa featured!
Travis Rice and his talented crew at Brain Farm have been working hard over the last 3 years to bring us this amazing film called “ The Fourth Phase”, coming out very soon with official premiere due on October 2nd 2016.
The story is something along the lines that they follow the cycle of water as it turns to snow and melts and follow its flow around the North Pacific and track the storms that form the winter. Migrating along side weather patterns to Japan, Russia and North America.
The crew takes you on some amazing journeys across the globe including our very own Nozawa Onsen and the famous Fire Festival even gets a scene in the trailer. I remember seeing Travis and his team incognito wondering the streets of Nozawa at that time. Anyway check out the trailer as with all the films these guys do there is some amazing footage and riding to enjoy
The Fire Festival in Nozawa has always been famous across Japan and is known as the premier Fire Festival in the country, However it is also quickly becoming known across the world due to its uniqueness, history and the danger involved! The build up goes over about 3 days starting on the 13th of January every year with the dragging of the logs down the mountain by the locals, drinking loads of Sake all the way! They then set about building the shrine which is then set alight on the night of the15th of January every year. Here is a link to more details and a schedule for the famous Fire Festival in Nozawa Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival
So if coming to Nozawa to Snowboard or ski this winter and can time it with the 15th of January you will also be able to see this amazing event and most likely ride some of the amazing powder Nozawa is famous for like Travis Rice and his crew did in this upcoming Snowboard Film. But be warned it is a very busy time in the village and need to book early to be assured of a room!
Here is a link to start your journey Booking Accommodation in Nozawa