Evisen was established in Tokyo by Japanese skateboarder Katsumi Minami, who wanted to create a brand that exemplified his passionate about supporting team riders and local skate communities in typically overlooked areas of Japan such as Sendai and Osaka. He states, “We keep on finding and expressing the originality of our thoughts, often against the world.”
The depth of history in Japan lends itself perfectly to Evisen’s creative direction and provides an endless source of cultural inspiration that informs the unique aesthetics of the brand. The logo is a mixture of English and Ancient Japanese decoration, signifying the sense of brotherhood that exists within skateboarding regardless of your location. Members include MARU, Shinpei Ueno, Akira Imamura, and Katsumi Minami.