I just noticed that Umezu (or perhaps it's Demerin, his webmaster/assistant) has been updating his offical Picasa Web Album. The latest addition: Commemorative Umezu Chuck Taylors!
Umezu with his new shoes (In a karaoke booth? Umezu's office??)
The photo album notes say,
"These special edition sneakers were given to Kazuo Umezu from the staff of the 'UMEZUMA' mobile site in commemoration of Umezu's 71st birthday!"
Dang dude... what a great present! FYI, Umezu's 71st birthday was on September 3, 2007. No word on if there is any possible way for the general public to get their hands on a pair. I'm a size 9.5, if that helps :)