In 1429, the three kingdoms on Okinawa unified to form the Kingdom of Ryukyu. The Okinawans combined Chinese martial arts with the existing local martial art, Tōde, sometimes called Okinawa-te 沖縄手.
By the 18th century the martial arts of Okinawa were generally referred to as "te" and tii 手 in Japanese and Okinawan for "hand". When Ryukyu Kingdom was annexed by Japan in 1879 Karate was brought to the mainland by Ryukyuans looking for work. In 1922, the Japanese Ministry of Education invited the legendary master Gichin Funakoshi to Tokyo to give a karate demonstration. 2 years later Keio University established the first university karate club.
The new Half Sumo Okinawa Tee is a comfortable lightweight cotton T-Shirt inspired by the classic Irezumi designs of old. Each Irezumi design has been reproduced with high fidelity on a premium cotton tee using waterbase ink to provide a soft and comfortable feel. Every line, every brush stroke is like a katana strike that has left an indelible mark on the surface of this tee. Enjoy exploring the intricate design, and discover new details up close.
As always 100% cotton, crafted in the USA with heavier yarns, this garment has been hand-treated with intentional imperfections for authentically worn-in softness and style...pretty bad ass.
Fits as expected. If you are usually size M, go ahead and order an M.
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