The dragon god who moves freely through the heavens and the earth
The motif of this painting is based on a Chinese poem that says, "The dragon rides on clouds and goes to the edge of the sky, looming over the sun and moon, covering light and shadow, causing lightning and thunder.
This T-shirt is made of 100% Japanese hand-spun cotton sewn by a long-established manufacturer, and is available in wide-neck and crew-neck styles.
It is silk-screen printed with water-based ink for a supple texture.
This art shirt is full of originality, making it perfect for everyday wear as well as a gift for a loved one.
|Manufacturer||WAJIN ART T-SHIRTS JAPAN|
|Country of origin||Shizuoka, Japan|
|Size||Wide neck【S】=Length:24.0in./Width:18.1in./Sleeve Length:6.5in.
【L】=Length:26.0in./Width:20.5in./Sleeve Length :6.9in.
【LL】=Length:27.6in./Width:21.3in./Sleeve Length :7.1in.
Crew neck【S】=Length:23.6in./Width:18.1in./Sleeve Length:6.9in.
【L】=Length:28.7in./Width:20.5in./Sleeve Length :8.0in.
【LL】=Length:29.5in./Width:21.9in./Sleeve Length :8.3in.
【3L】=Length:30.3in./Width:22.4in./Sleeve Length:8.9in. (【ワイドネック】S=着丈：61、身幅：46、袖丈：16.5
|Weight||0.31 lbs(140g) ~ 0.49 lbs(220g)|
|Note||The position and size of the print on the T-shirt may vary slightly depending on the size of the T-shirt.
The photo is an image.
Wide neck and crew neck are available.
|Delivery Time||1-2 weeks (if out of stock + 2-3 weeks)|
To promote Japanese culture at home and abroad
WAJIN Art T-shirts Japan
- Silk-Screen Print
- Makoto Komai
Japan's "Cool" as Seen from Traveling Around the World
WAJIN Art T-shirts Japan is located in a 150-year-old private home in Nishi-Izu, Shizuoka Prefecture, in a rich natural setting.
At the time of the founding of the company, many Japanese people were moving toward Western culture, and T-shirts almost always incorporated English logos and Western-style drawings.
I traveled abroad for a long time and came into contact with the unique culture of each country I visited.
And once again, I realized that Japanese culture is "cool" and that it is a waste that many people have not yet noticed it.
In 1995, in my apartment in Suginami Ward, Tokyo, I started producing T-shirts in the form of traditional Japanese beauty, and in 2002, I began selling them as souvenirs at Narita International Airport.
Although it was a small effort, it created an awareness of our responsibility to help disseminate Japanese culture.
After moving our workshop to Shizuoka, we opened an online store for overseas customers and began wholesale sales to retailers in the U.
, Australia, and other countries.
I intend to continue to convey the appeal of Japanese culture both domestically and internationally.
The Spirituality Behind Japanese Manufacturing
I believe the beauty of Japanese culture lies in its attitude toward craftsmanship.
Carefulness, delicacy, and consideration for the user.
I would like to create products that value not only the design but also the attitude as a craftsman.
First of all, the T-shirts are sewn by Kume Textile Industry from 100% hand-spun cotton made in Japan.
This long-established manufacturer was the first in Japan to produce T-shirts as outerwear, and they are a group of craftsmen with a wealth of knowledge and unique skills.
Everything from design to printing is done by hand by us.
The prints are hand-drawn with a warm touch of traditional Japanese beauty.
Each piece is silk-screen printed one by one using water-based ink.
Water-based ink dries more quickly than oil-based ink, so the process must be done in small quantities and with a lot of time and care.
Especially for dark-colored fabrics, a large amount of ink is used to print in order to improve the coloring, but while oil-based ink becomes stiff and uncomfortable to wear, water-based ink gives a softer texture and is a very environmentally friendly method.
Please enjoy Japanese culture more freely.
WAJIN Art T-shirts Japan is active in valuing the traditional beauty of Japan, the beauty of style, and the culture of craftsmanship that takes manufacturing seriously.
We also want our customers to enjoy the free spirit and newfound interest in Buddhist paintings, ukiyoe prints, and other paintings that have been handed down through the long history of Japan.
These T-shirts are carefully made with the wearer in mind, aiming for an expression that pushes the space in the back of the mind with excitement.
We are confident that you will be satisfied with the comfort of our T-shirts, as we have taken great care in everything from the materials to the printing.
They can be worn by men and women of all ages, both for everyday wear and as a bit of fashionable clothing, so please use them as gifts for your loved ones.
How Japanese Products Can Be Such High Quality
The Reason Japan Can Produce So Many High-Quality Products
To put it simply, it’s because they found a way to produce exceptional products with high efficiency, resulting in surprisingly low prices.
The Japanese Drive for Perfection
The Japanese always seek perfection in both the production process and the products themselves.
As such, the Japanese production process aims to eliminate waste and inefficiencies while guaranteeing quality by having craftspeople inspect their own products and constantly strive to make improvements.
Ingenuity Stemming from the Spirit of “Omotenashi” and “Kikubari”
The Japanese excel at creating and improving things because of their devotion to the ideas of hospitality and attentiveness, known as “omotenashi” and “kikubari” respectively. These ideas push them to uncover, predict, and fulfill their customers’ every need.
This earnestness, as well as how they spare no effort when it comes to offering their customers the very best, is reflected in the products Japan produces.
Trustworthy Suppliers That Deliver On All Fronts
One product is often the result of various organizations joining forces and combining their skills and capabilities.
Japanese suppliers are known for their dedication to delivering high-quality materials, parts, and products on schedule, and it’s thanks to their efforts that Japan can produce such high-quality goods.
The Japanese Are the World’s Most Discerning and Demanding Customers
Many Japanese people have traveled and experienced shopping around the world. This has given them a much more discerning eye for judging the quality of products.
The standards of Japanese people are very high. They are finely tuned not just to the quality, safety, design, and novelty of products, but also to their visual appearance such as their packaging and wrapping.
Made-in-Japan products keep improving in quality in order to meet the rigorous standards of their domestic clientele.
Japan Is Home to Many Long-Established Companies
According to an international survey, Japan has the highest number of companies that have been established over a century ago. In fact, the grand total of 33,076 of such Japanese companies accounts for 41.3% of the total worldwide number of 80,066. The US takes second place with 19,497 companies (24.4%) and Sweden comes in third with 13,997 (17.5%).
Japan also has the highest number of companies that are more than two centuries old, being home to 1,340 such companies, which account for 65.0% of the global total of 2,051. The US takes second place with 239 companies (11.6%), Germany comes in third with 201 (9.8%), and the UK places fourth with 83 (4.0%).
So, Japan is able to produce so many high-quality goods because it’s home to the highest number of long-established companies that have been passing down their knowledge and technical prowess through the generations.
*Source: Based on data from Teikoku Databank and Bureau Van Dijk’s orbis (as of October 2019).
What Makes Traditional Japanese Crafts High Quality
Traditional crafts are the amalgamation of Japanese culture.
“Traditional crafts” is the general term used for crafts that are produced using processes and techniques that have been passed down through generations. In Japan, this includes textiles, dyed goods, ceramics, lacquerware, woodwork, washi Japanese paper, dolls, items for Buddhist rituals, and other goods that enrich our everyday lives.
Traditional crafts are associated with the concept of “the beauty of use”, which refers to products and skills that become easier to use and approach perfection the longer they come into contact with people.
Currently, it is believed that there are approximately 1,300 different types of traditional crafts in Japan.
Among these, 236 crafts have been officially designated as “traditional Japanese crafts” by the Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (as of January 2021).
The main criteria for being recognized as a traditional Japanese craft:
Key Parts of the Production Process Must Be Done by Hand
Traditional Japanese crafts do not have to be entirely handmade, but the underlying process that brings out the product’s unique and distinctive characteristics, such as their quality, form, and design, must be handcrafted.
This guarantees that every traditional Japanese craft is, at its core, a product of human hands, meaning that its size and shape have been designed with human comfort in mind. It also makes the crafts much safer.
The Skills and Techniques Used to Make It Must Be Passed Down for Over 100 Years
The Japanese believe that a technique or a skill can only be considered reliable and complete after it’s been refined through trial and error and constant improvements by numerous craftspeople over a period of at least 100 years.
Skills are closely related to the capability of each craftsperson and precision, and they are something that an individual can refine. Techniques, on the other hand, are associated with the historical accumulation of knowledge, including everything from the selection of raw materials to the production process.
All this said, modern craftspeople don’t just mimic the techniques of the past. Rather, they’re continuously coming up with improvements and developing new ways of doing things without fundamentally changing what makes traditional Japanese crafts unique.
The Skills and Techniques Used to Make It Must Be Passed Down for Over 100 Years
As we can see, the secret to the high quality of made-in-Japan products is the drive of Japanese people for perfection, the adherence to their unique philosophy of hospitality, and their discerning eye that can’t be matched.
Traditional Japanese crafts are one level above normal made-in-Japan products, as they must also meet rigorous criteria such as being handcrafted or made using skills and techniques that have been passed down for at least a century.
Thanks to all of the above, Japanese products have become famous for their high quality all over the world.