This t-shirt is a tribute to the first Black Samurai.
“Almost 500 years ago, a tall African man arrived in Japan. He would go on to become the first foreign-born man to achieve the status of a samurai warrior. Known as Yasuke, the man was a warrior who reached the rank of samurai under the rule of Oda Nobunaga – a powerful 16th Century Japanese feudal lord who was the first of the three unifiers of Japan.
In 1579, his arrival in Kyoto, the capital at the time, caused such a sensation that people climbed over one another to get a glimpse of him with some being crushed to death, according to one historian.
Within a year, Yasuke had joined the upper echelons of Japan’s warrior class, the samurai. Before long, he was speaking Japanese fluently and riding alongside Nobunaga in battle.” (BBC)
Comfortable and light, this premium fitted short sleeve is a classic choice. High quality print adds a statement to one’s workout or everyday routine.
.: SUPER SOFT! 100% combed ringspun cotton (fiber content may vary for different colors)
.: LIGHTWEIGHT BA-BAY! (4.3 oz/yd² (146 g/m²))
.: DURABLE! Lasts 3x longer
.: Pre-shrunk fabric
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