The Edo Period was a heavy and gruesome time in history - a point in time where shogun and their loyal samurai warriors ruled over feudal Japan. Bloodshed and war were commonplace and a strict code of Bushido was strictly followed. Although a bloody part of history, it is indeed history, and one we feel ties into the DNA of the roots of our beloved Jiu Jitsu.
Although not in all cases, Seppuku, or "self-disembowelment", was performed when capture was inevitable, to avoid falling into the hands of the enemy and being tortured. This ritual act of taking one’s own life was thought to be a definitive demonstration of a samurai’s courage, strong resolve, and self-control, for seppuku is an extremely painful, slow way to die. It showed a true samurai’s sincerity of purpose.
Each lightweight garment is made from 100% Combed Cotton and features an athletic fit. Designed in Hawai'i. Made and printed in Los Angeles, California.
*Model is 5'11" 185 lbs and wearing a size Large.
*Disclaimer: This design was simply made to pay tribute to a certain time in Samurai history that we are fascinated with and in no way was made to glamorize the taking of one's life or to discredit the seriousness of mental health.