M040 'Yama' Washed Black Organic Oversized T-shirt
As is Hachiman tradition, each piece we create is made with a story in mind. This design was inspired by an old folklore tale of two frogs.
Once upon a time in the country of Japan there lived two frogs. One made his home in a ditch near the town of Osaka, while the other dwelt in a clear little stream which ran through the city of Kyoto. At such a great distance apart they had never heard of each other, however one day they decided it would be a good idea to go see the world. The frog who lived at Kyoto wanted to visit Osaka, and the frog who lived at Osaka wished to go to Kyoto to visit the great Mikado had his palace.
So, early one spring morning they both set out at the opposite ends of the road that led from Kyoto to Osaka . The journey was more tiring than they expected, for they did not know much about travelling. Half way between the two towns there arose a mountain which had to be climbed. It took them a great many hops to reach the top. Once they did they looked at each other with great surprise! What are the chances of seeing another frog up here. They fell into conversation, explaining the cause of their meeting so far from their homes. It was delightful to find that they both had the same wish–to learn a little more of their native country. As there was no hurry they stretched themselves out in a cool, damp place and agreed that they would have a good rest before they parted to go their ways.
‘What a pity we are not bigger,’ said the Osaka frog; ‘for then we could see both towns from here, and tell if it is worth our while going on.’
‘Oh, that is easily managed,’ returned the Kyoto frog. ‘We have only got to stand up on our hind legs, and hold on to each other, and then we can each look at the town he is travelling to.’
This idea pleased the Osaka frog so much that he jumped up and put his front paws on the shoulders of his friend, who had risen also. There they stood, stretching themselves as high as they could, holding each other tightly so that they might not fall down. The Kyoto frog turned his nose towards Osaka, and the Osaka frog turned his nose towards Kyoto. Both forgot that when they stood up their eyes lay in the backs of their heads; their eyes beheld the places from which they had come!
‘Dear me!’ cried the Osaka frog, ‘Kyoto is exactly like Osaka. It is certainly not worth such a long journey. I shall go home!’
‘If I had had any idea that Osaka was only a mere copy of Kyoto I should never have travelled all this way,’ exclaimed the Kyoto Frog. As he spoke he took his hands from his friend’s shoulders and they both fell down on the grass. They each made their polite farewell and set off for home again.
In order to keep a low carbon footprint, we recommend you wash at a maximum of 30 degrees.
Do not use a tumble dryer (it's the worst).
Wash inside out and with similar colours.
Iron inside out and not on the print.
Avoid mixing with lighter colours as colour may rub.