Yuto Horigome profile
At just six years old Horigome started skateboarding, inspired by his father who was a vert skater. After years of dedication and practice as a child, he started to make his mark on domestic competitions in Japan as a young teen. In 2017 he won a place on the podium of Street League, the world’s most prestigious skateboarding competition, and in 2018 he won his first championship, joining the ranks of the world’s most elite skateboarders. 2019 saw him become the first Japanese skater to take home gold from X Games Minneapolis, the Street League in Los Angeles, and the runner-up spot in the World Championships. Horigome made history as the first gold medalist in men's street skateboarding at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. His remarkable story is proof that with hard work, anything is possible.
Jamie Foy profile
Originally hailing from South Florida, Jamie Foy is known for being one of the most popular and hard-working pro skaters in the world. Jamie won the coveted Thrasher Magazine Skater of the Year award in 2017 and hasn't slowed down since. While not known primarily as a contest skater, Jamie won the prestigious Tampa Pro in 2022 in front of his crazed home state skate fans and followed it up by also winning X Games Best Trick in the summer of 2022. Jamie's current sponsors include Deathwish Skateboards, Red Bull, New Balance Numeric, Dickies, Thunder and Spitfire.
Ishod Wair profile
Ishod is the Michael Jordan of skateboarding. From the day he stepped on a skateboard he was hooked, and as soon as the skateboard industry figured out his potential, he quickly went from unknown ripper to sponsored amateur, and shortly thereafter was promoted to professional status, skating for Real Skateboards. Two years later, in 2013, he was awarded skateboarding’s highest honor – Thrasher Magazine's Skater of the Year – and now has a signature Nike shoe bearing his name.
Overview of Uprising Tokyo Supported by Rakuten
Uprising Tokyo is hosted by Rakuten as part of its strategic partnership with professional skateboarder Yuto Horigome. Under its "Skateboarding for all" project vision, the event aims to grow the sport of skateboarding and its culture throughout Japan and the world. The event merges elements of entertainment and fashion to deliver a unique blend of skateboarding's original culture, and with its three core values of equality, empowerment and engagement, Uprising Tokyo hopes to showcase the essence of what makes skateboarding great and bring value to its community by breaking down barriers.
Event name: Uprising Tokyo Supported by Rakuten
Host: Rakuten Group, Inc.
Special support: Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Date: May 26-28, 2023
Venue: Ariake Arena (11-1, Ariake 1-Chome, Koto Ward, Tokyo, Japan)
Categories: Men's and Women's
Other event categories featured: Entertainment, music, fashion, street culture, skateboarding culture and more
Project vision: “Skateboarding for All”
Course design and construction: California Skateparks
Official social media accounts
Rakuten Viber official event channel: https://vb.me/UpRising
*Official site will be available soon.