Amabie Traditional T-shirt
A Manga University x Yukari exclusive
Amabie is a traditional Japanese yōkai (spirit) that uses its power to ward off disease and, as noted in such prestigious publications as Smithsonian Magazine, has become a modern symbol of the fight against the coronavirus.
In this hand-drawn design, Amabie sits underneath a holy Shinto gate adorned with the ancient phrase "Ekibyō Taisan," words that are spoken to eradicate a plague. Amabie is holding a 21st-century symbol of disease prevention, a face mask.
The first Amabie appeared in woodblock illustrations during Japan's Edo Period (1603-1868), when pictures of the spirit were shared and displayed in homes and businesses to keep disease at bay.
This Manga University exclusive T-shirt features original artwork by Japanese artist Yukari, whose work has been featured in galleries throughout Tokyo, including an upcoming exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
• 100% ringspun cotton
• 4.5 oz (153 g/m2)
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Unisex fit
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