'OKU' is said to be a unique concept of Japanese culture. It is something that vaguely exists behind the forms we can see. 'OKU' is a sense of distance or depth which arises in our mind. When we see, or hear something, we sometimes feel like our mind stretches, or thinks of something far away. Such a vast space always exists in our heart. Though the form is indeed important, and we can only focus on the particulars of the easy-to-see outer form, but we strongly believe and wish for our works to expand your mind.
Our studio was established in 1995 at small apartment in Tokyo. We started to produce and sell the T-shirts printed Japanese traditional designs, thinking we would like people to take away a new excellence of Japanese culture from our works. In its early days, our products were mostly for Japan's domestic market, but after we started selling T-shirts at Tokyo Narita Airport as Japanese souvenirs in 2002, we had taken to thinking that our work role is spreading Japanese culture for the world even if it is limited. In 2005, We had moved to current location surrounded by nature, In 2008, We opened oversea online shop, then started wholesaling to overseas retailers in 2010. We will continue to express Japan's attractive culture at home and abroad, and to engage in work seriously to do this.
Our T-shirts are 100% MADE IN JAPAN. We use T-shirts made by a one of the oldest and best T-shirt manufacturers right here in Tokyo, called: KUME Co.,Ltd.. They are dedicated to T-shirt manufacturing and pay close attention to the whole manufacturing process from choosing materials to sewing. Domestic fabric is not only comfortable to the touch but also durable for long using. If you actually get it in your hands, you will definitely realize the consideration and politeness of Japanese skilled craftsmen.
We are using silkscreen which gives the image high brightness, with eco-friendly water base ink to create a soft feel. The effect of overprinting, or using different ink bases according to the purpose, and vivid color arrangement conscious of Japan's traditional color, we are always pursuing the expression that can only be portrayed by silkscreen. Please enjoy the highly detailed beautiful images printed by Japanese artisan's hands.
SIZE CHART /cm (inch)
PLEASE NOTE : Our sizes are for Japanese, for standard US sizes, consider one size LARGER than your normal size, ie: If you are usually a MEDIUM (M), then consider our LARGE (L) sized T-shirt. Please understand that there is a discrepancy of 1-2 cm (0.5-1.0 inch) depending on the preservation conditions due to the property of cotton knit.
|WAJIN・DAIKOKU ( Item WL-/W-/D- )|
|S||60 (23.5)||46 (18)||17.5 (7)|
|M||67 (26.5)||48 (19)||19.5 (7.5)|
|L||73 (28.5)||52 (20.5)||20.5 (8)|
|LL||75 (29.5)||55.5 (22)||21 (8.5)|
|3L||77 (30.5)||57 (22.5)||22.5 (9)|
|SOUE ( Item S- )|
|S||59 (23)||43.5 (17)||17 (6.5)|
|M||66 (26)||46 (18)||19 (7.5)|
|L||68 (27)||49.5 (19.5)||20 (8)|
|LL||72 (28.5)||51.5 (20.5)||22 (8.5)|
|3L||75 (29.5)||55 (21.5)||22.5 (9)|
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