This Art expresses The Intense Passion of The Ninja.
The Ninja is Strong and Silent. He kills his enemies Perfectly and Softly. Pointed Sharply but felt Gently. Passion.
The Power of the True Skater is the same. He is Strong and Silent. Pointed Sharply but felt Gently. Skate, Create, Enjoy. Perfectly, Softly. With Passion. Like a Ninja.
I first met Japanese Artist Yusuke Tsuge at the Shin-Yokohama Skatepark while on the 2015 Street Plant Japan Tour. On the night that we met, Yusuke gifted me a drawing of a Samurai. As it went from his hands into mine, there was a great exchange of energy and I was sincerely moved by the gesture and by his very kind and strong words. Since our first visit, Yusuke and I have remained in constant contact and he has continued to send me new drawings. We met again on the 2016 Street Plant Japan Tour in Zushi, where I also met his beautiful family and they became family to me.
Yusuke’s art is always accompanied by very sincere words that go straight to the heart. His emails land heavy and profoundly in my inbox. There is a poetry to what he says and how he says it bringing light and energy into my life. This is a connection that I greatly value and so it is with great honor that we feature Yusuke’s art on Street Plant Boards. Thank you my Far East friend, Arigato!