Bicycle Upcycle Cycle
Yamamoto Atsushi makes things with old bicycle parts. Tires, brakes, valve stems, many parts make up a bicycle, but they're difficult to reuse. Creating clever items like handbags made from innertubes, Yamamoto is a real bicycle lover. And that's why he couldn't simply watch as they were discarded. The work he does is both labor-intensive and time-consuming, but he sees it as his calling. And with steadfast determination, he moves forward one step at a time, just like riding a bicycle.
Yamamoto Atsushi, a bicycle lover since childhood
Tires, innertubes and other discarded parts
Yamamoto upcycles discarded bicycle parts into useful items
A handbag made with old innertubes