We are selling the T-shirt to fundraise and support the preserving process of the plaster picture Nami-Usagi.
The artifact is called Kote-e (鏝絵), and it is reliefs of plastering pictures or words on the plaster walls of traditional Japanese architectures. It represents a story that invites fortune and the classic themes of natural beauty in Japanese aesthetics.
Our design in the picture is called Nami-Usagi (波兎）, one of the most well-known motifs used for Kote-e to wish the family to prosper. The two Kanji characters represent: Nami (波: Wave=Water) is water symbolizes fire prevention, and Usagi (兎: Rabbit) represents fertility and prosperity.
When you purchase the T-shirt, you are contributing to preserving the cultural artifact and the memory over the generations of our family. We already asked a special team to save the Kote-e in early October. And we are to shoot videoes of the preserving process and show them in our youtube channel later. More updates to come later.
Yes, we are CSTOYS, but not just toys.
And we thank you for your supports.