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There are two ways of looking at rain. It can be an inconvenience—or an invitation. To explore. To celebrate. To create. We choose option B. And we think you do too.

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Japan

Tokyo to Wakayama

We were inspired by Japan’s deep veneration of rain. In the Japanese language, there are 50 different words to describe this precipitation, and when it falls, it is greeted as a gift.

For artists like Aoi Yamaguchi and Kouichi Okamoto, it is a creative lifeblood—and an essential part of their work.

For artists like Aoi Yamaguchi and Kouichi Okamoto, it is a creative lifeblood—and an essential part of their work.

Listen To Okamoto's Soundscape

Kouichi
Okamoto

Acoustic artist

Drip, drizzle, downpour: He makes art out of the sound of rain, creating a symphony of noise in harmony with nature. Born and bred in Japan, Okamoto says everything he does is shaped by the tradition of minimalism and simplicity. The sound piece he created for this project was recorded on location during the shoot in Wakayama, one of the rainiest places in Japan.

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Aoi
Yamaguchi

Calligraphy artist

Yamaguchi trained under a master calligrapher for 13 years and uses the traditional white gasen-shi paper and dark sumi ink. For this project she created two large-scale Japanese characters, which together mean “Spring rain”. She was inspired by “the long rainy days in the early spring air: long-lasting but not relentless, gentle.” She translated this into calligraphy through wide, open strokes: “I wanted to symbolize the raindrops of ‘regeneration’ falling gently straight from the sky.”

Rainwear

Nomad Jacket

Engineered with the legendary performance of GORE-TEX fabric, this style is both waterproof and breathable.

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Rainwear

Nomad Jacket

Engineered with the legendary performance of GORE-TEX fabric, this style is both waterproof and breathable.

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Light-weight Down

Nomad HyBridge Lite Jacket

Designed for layering under the Nomad Jacket, this insulating piece is made with GORE-TEX INFINIUMTM fabric.

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