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Japanese street art x Toronto style = your new favourite shirt


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Japanese street art x Toronto style = your new favourite shirt


meet Taka 

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WE HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING TAKA FOR YEARS...

Few artists have such a unique style. Even with subjects as common as skulls and animals, you can spot Taka's designs even if there were millions to choose from. And what is cooler than Japanese art, street style and Toronto mixed together?

We decided that these designs needed to be on T-shirts, really really soft T-shirts that makes you feel them up obsessively. So we printed them on a ton of different materials and picked the 2 best and most versatile just for you:

1) Buttery cotton

for every day use, from home to work, to errands, and back again.

2) Sweat wicking athletic material

for working out, for blasting through your next plateau, for looking like  a boss while you get lean.

We have 3 designs for you to enjoy Taka's work in: skull, eagle and whale, for conveying danger, strength and big dreams respectively.

 
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dream big, whale big


dream big, whale big


Click the GREEN button to bring up our customization form where you can choose size, material, gender and design!

Send us a pic of you in our shirts so we can add you to our gallery!

Credits:

- shirts designed by Taka Sudo and made real by Culture Toronto

- photos of Taka by Pablo Zamudio

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(Princess Mononoke + Wolf) x Ink = 10 Exclusive Shirts + free poster


(Princess Mononoke + Wolf) x Ink = 10 Exclusive Shirts + free poster


The Inspiration and Making of 10 very special shirts:

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There she is, Princess Mononoke, riding on wolfback with spear in hand, wearing a very cool half mask variation that appears in the Ghibli classic for a short time. She’s just really cool here and ominous with her wolf pack.

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Stylistically, one of our favourite artists is Japan’s Yoji Shinkawa, artist behind Metal Gear Solid and basically anything from Hideo Kojima. Shinkawa of course created his style from a mixture of sumi-e style and digital art. Sumi-e is traditional brush painting with black ink - not a lot of room for error! “Poetry is painting without form, painting is poetry with form”

How can we combine these things?

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Studio Otesei Take One


Studio Otesei Take One


Some Brush Pens, some ink spills, and some time later…

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And with a dash of colour…

From Dusk Till Dawn, which do you like better?

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OWN one of the 10 shirts we’re making by purchasing below + get a free poster!

each of the 10 shirts are:

  • made with the softest sueded cotton we can find

  • ethically made, with fairness to everyone involved, from artist to printhouse

  • using only Canadian talent

  • for 10 fans that dig what we’ve done at Studio Otesei by Culture Toronto.

colour sumi-e Princess Mononoke and Wolf T-shirt
50.00
Size:
Quantity:
Add To Cart
colour sumi-e Princess Mononoke and Wolf zip up hoodie
65.00
Size:
Quantity:
Add To Cart
black and white sumi-e Princess Mononoke and Wolf T-shirt
50.00
Size:
Quantity:
Add To Cart
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Throw in Japanese merch too please


Throw in Japanese merch too please


make my shirt part of a foolish for ghibli box

The Foolish For Ghibli Box! In case you haven’t heard, Culture Toronto has been running its Foolish For Ghibli Double Feature events for years now and a huge component of that event is a merchandise table full of both imported Japanese merchandise and Toronto-artist made goods by Studio Otesei. However, many times we only order a few of something really awesome because we can’t anticipate (and pay in advance for) items that might not find a home. This is why for the first time ever, we are doing advance orders of a Foolish For Ghibli Box we believe any anime fan will adore!

The Foolish For Ghibli Box
from 100.00
What kind of box do you want?:
Quantity:
BUY THE MOST TAILORED BOX IN THE WORLD

What types of items might be in your box?

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(Howl + Sophie) x Ink = 10 Exclusive Shirts


(Howl + Sophie) x Ink = 10 Exclusive Shirts


The Inspiration and Making of 10 very special shirts:

There he is, Howl, almost completely consumed by his bird form, and there she is, Sophie, vulnerable and in his arms - maybe the only thing keeping him from losing himself. It’s a beautiful scene in the Studio Ghibli movie Howl’s Moving Castle and so we thought it would be cool to reimagine it in a new Toronto style.

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Stylistically, one of our favourite artists is Japan’s Yoji Shinkawa, artist behind Metal Gear Solid and basically anything from Hideo Kojima. Shinkawa of course created his style from a mixture of sumi-e style and digital art. Sumi-e is traditional brush painting with black ink - not a lot of room for error! “Poetry is painting without form, painting is poetry with form”

How can we combine these things?

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Studio Otesei Take One


Studio Otesei Take One


Some Brush Pens, some ink spills, and some time later…

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And with a dash of colour…

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OWN one of the 10 shirts we’re making by purchasing below

each of the 10 shirts are:

  • made with the softest sueded cotton we can find

  • ethically made, with fairness to everyone involved, from artist to printhouse

  • using only Canadian talent

  • for 10 fans of Howl’s Moving Castle that dig what we’ve done at Studio Otesei by Culture Toronto.

colour sumi-e sophie and howl embrace T-shirt
50.00
Size:
Quantity:
Add To Cart
black and white sumi-e sophie and howl embrace T-shirt
50.00
Size:
Quantity:
Add To Cart
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Throw in Japanese merch too please


Throw in Japanese merch too please


make my howl shirt part of a foolish for ghibli box

The Foolish For Ghibli Box! In case you haven’t heard, Culture Toronto has been running its Foolish For Ghibli Double Feature events for years now and a huge component of that event is a merchandise table full of both imported Japanese merchandise and Toronto-artist made goods by Studio Otesei. However, many times we only order a few of something really awesome because we can’t anticipate (and pay in advance for) items that might not find a home. This is why for the first time ever, we are doing advance orders of a Foolish For Ghibli Box we believe any anime fan will adore!

The Foolish For Ghibli Box
from 100.00
What kind of box do you want?:
Quantity:
BUY THE MOST TAILORED BOX IN THE WORLD

What types of items might be in your box?