all hail rip zinger! this 32 year old living legend was the official tour guide in tokyo last week so i owe him bigtime for showing me some extremely special spots situated within the japanese capital, including one of the coolest macro-biotic restaurants with photographs of stevie wonder on the walls. rip’s real name is tomonori tanaka, but ever since he was a kid everyone would call him rip because he would always wear ‘rip city’ t-shirts, after the famed skate shop in santa monica. he swears by anything and everything in life, but most of all, he’s known for his love of skateboarding. he cites it to be his religion forevermore. rip zinger: respect…and origato!
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