There is no denying that the Tokyo Starfish name is super random. It started as an inside joke while the owners were on a snowboarding trip to Japan. On a layover in Tokyo, through unusual circumstances, one of them became a “starfish” in the middle of the road, lying on his back, limbs outstretched.
From then forward, The Tokyo Starfish was born.
Obviously the name stuck. Now Tokyo Starfish has aged into a fond memory of our shared backgrounds in action sports, our lifelong friendship, and a reminder to never take ourselves too seriously. *
*(Mushrooms may have been involved)