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White and Red Screen Print
The design on the front of the Hoodie symbolises a moment in time in the 1800s when the Japanese government introduced a variety of social, political, and economic reforms to assimilate and disrupt the original Indigenous peoples of Japan, The Ainu. The Ainu inhabited Hokkaido, the second largest island in Japan, it sorts north to the main island. The teaching of the Ainu language in schools was banned, they were ordered to cease their religious practices, and Ainu children were given Japanese names and put into Japanese schools. Our use of the rising sun in this design serves as a symbol of the Imperialist Japanese Government raining down on the Ainu people with terror and violence. Our use is by no means in support of the rising sun flag or the Imperialist Japanese government.