Biwakoguma: Osaka to Tokyo

Lee Basford
6 min readDec 12, 2018

Riding a handmade bicycle is something special; riding a steel frame made with your own hands takes things to an entirely different level. Tsuyoshi Ishizu, Japanese frame builder, rode from Osaka to Tokyo with his 10-year-old son to test one of his latest creations.

When I first met Tsuyoshi Ishizu I knew very little about his handmade bike project, Biwakoguma. His introduction to steel frame building, I later…

Lee Basford

Designer, photographer, illustrator and artist. living in and around the overlap of art, design, photography and bikes |