“We need to break down the fixed notions that exist in the sports world. For example, the idea that athletes won’t develop without strict coaching.” Kensuke Nakaniwa coach of Rinka Watanabe

Posted on 2023-08-24 • No comments yet

Translation of the article and interview with Kensuke Nakaniwa, Japanese former single skater, coach of Rinka [...]

“Costumes are important not only for a good performance but also to boost motivation. When people around you say ‘that looks great,’ it lifts your spirits.” Designer Taketoshi Hara who created costumes for Takahashi, Lambiel, Hanyu and Sakamoto

Posted on 2023-08-21 • No comments yet

Interview with costume designer Taketoshi Hara who created costumes for Daisuke Takahashi, Stephane Lambiel, Yuzuru [...]

Rinka Watanabe: “There were many times when I thought, ‘I want to quit.’ In the end, I thought that if I quit now, I would regret it for the rest of my life.”

Posted on 2023-07-29 • No comments yet

Interview with Rinka Watanabe. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rinka WATANABE [...]

Rinka Watanabe: “There are times when I wonder if I’m good enough, but standing on the ice at competitions I’m proud to be able to see the scenery that I saw from the outside nine years ago.”

Posted on 2023-03-20 • No comments yet

Article and small interview with Rinka Watanabe ahead of World Championships. Reasons for a breakthrough season and [...]