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Shotokan Tiger and Kanji Unisex T-Shirt Front
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Shotokan Tiger and Kanji
Designed by limey57
Hoan Kosugi was a famous artist and president of the Tabata Poplar Club, an artist guild and a very important figure in the development of Shotokan Karate in Japan. As part of his enticement of Funakoshi, Hoan Kosugi told Funakoshi that if he would write a book about Karate, Kosugi would design it and provide a painting for the cover. When Gichin Funakoshi produced the book, Hoan Kosugi produced the now famous Shotokan tiger. His idea for the tiger came from the expression "Tora no maki." Tora no maki, in Japanese tradition, is the official written document of an art or system, which is used as the definitive reference source for that particular art. Since no books had ever been written about Karate, Hoan Kosugi told Funakoshi that his book was the tora no maki of Karate and since "tora" also means "tiger," he designed the tiger as a representation of Funakoshi's art.

Unisex T-Shirt

  • Plain color t-shirts are 100% Cotton, Heather Grey is 90% Cotton/10% Polyester, Charcoal Heather is 52% Cotton/48% Polyester
  • Ethically sourced
  • Slim fit, but if that’s not your thing, order a size up
  • 4.2oz/145g, but if that’s too light, try our heavier classic tee.

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Ist super Qualität

by Josef E. on Jan 17, 2018

Ist super Qualität

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T-shirt Joy

by Lori L. on Jan 16, 2018

True-to-size fit, great fabric and excellent print quality. After multiple washings the T-shirt shows no signs of colour fading or peeling/cracking of the print.

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