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Shin Sanbongi for adidas Skateboarding ‘Matchbreak Super’ skate shoe

Saturday, February 8th, 2020

For reasons that have never quite been that clear, until fairly recently the Japanese skate scene has existed in an almost separate dimension to that of the American and European ones. However, with the recent Shin Sanbongi for adidas Skateboarding global ‘Matchbreak Super’ release, the tide finally appears to be turning, with this Japanese ripper seeing his name emblazoned on a globally-available adidas skate shoe. I’d like to say that this is the first ever global shoe release featuring a Japanese skater but, as I’m unable to verify that claim, let’s just assume that it’s true.
The banging kicks related to this Shin Sanbongi for adidas Skateboarding news, (which you can see/buy below) seems a decent enough reason to regale you with a little bit of Japanese skate culture simply because, if you’re not already aware of how amazing Shin Sanbongi is, you’re missing out.

Shin Sanbongi for adidas Skateboarding

 

 

Shin Sanbongi joining Pontus Alv’s Polar Skate Co crew was a big deal for the Japanese skate scene, with this Chigasaki-City native joining the likes of April Skateboards’ Yuto Horigome representing a new generation of Japanese rippers finally breaking into the global skate industry.

Shin Sanbongi’s heritage is one that mixes surfing and skateboarding, with his father a well-known surfer in the Kanagawa scene, and once you know that – his unique flowing style starts to make a lot more sense.
You can find out more about Mr. Sanbongi in this excellent Solo Mag interview here.
Once you’ve done that, check out his amazing section in Polar Skate Co‘s masterpiece ‘We blew it at some point’ linked below.

 

 

 

 

Anyone with a passing interest in global skate culture will already be aware that Japanese skateboarding is huge and, despite lacking a global industry spotlight until the last 5 or so years, has left an indelible mark on global skate culture via the Internet. Brands such as Magenta skateboards have openly acknowledged the inspiration provided by the land of the rising sun and videos such as the Lenz series by Shinpei Ueno, along with European based film-makers such as Yoan Taillandier owing a great aesthetic debt to the releases of Tightbooth Productions over in Japan. (If you’re interested – have a look at the Lenz clip linked earlier in this text, then peep Yoan Taillandier’s epic ‘Minuit’ video – you’ll see the connection almost instantly. That isn’t to say that the Japanese invented the extreme fisheye/weird street spots aesthetic, but they most definitely refined it into its own genre.

 

 

That should work as a decent intro to a whole other world of incredible skating, insane futuristic architecture and a bunch of skaters whose names you might not have encountered before. Now, as a final connected note, check out the Quartersnacks Insta remix of Shin footy below too, then head over to our site and drop some coin on his new adidas Skateboarding kicks and/or some Polar Skate Co gear.


Evisen Skateboards

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

 

Evisen Skateboards now available from us here at the Black Sheep!

 

Evisen Skateboards was established in Tokyo by Japanese skateboarder Katsumi Minami, who wanted to create a brand that would represent his passion for supporting team riders and local skate communities in typically overlooked areas of Japan such as Osaka and Sendai. In an interview he said ” We keep on finding and expressing the originality of our thoughts, often against the world.” The depth of history in Japan lends itself perfectly perfectly to Evisen’s creative direction and provides an endless source of cultural inspiration that informs the unique aesthetics of the brand.  The distinctive logo is a mixture of English and ancient Japanese decoration, signifying the sense of brotherhood that exists within skateboarding no matter of your location. Members of the team include Seimi Miyahara, Shinpei Ueno, MARU, Akira Imamura, Koichiro Uehara and Katsumi Minami. Check out some of the  edits below, expect to see more from the guys at Evisen in the near future.

 

 

 

 

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