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“SUN SURF” primarily reproduces the rayon Hawaiian shirts of their golden age from the 1930’s to the 1950’s. These Hawaiian shirts are often called ‘the vintage,’ and since its foundation in the 1970’s, the brand has collected thousands of such vintage shirts and even analyzed them in order to manufacture the authentic replicas. In addition to the shirt layout designs, their rich and bright coloration is precisely reproduced by using the traditional printing techniques, such as discharge or over-printing. Thus a great range of these beautiful garments, or “the art of wear” in other words, are proudly offered by SUN SURF with a strong hope that more people can feel and enjoy the value of true vintage Hawaiian shirts.

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Sun Surf / Lot No. 39066 / SPECIAL EDITION “ Ushiwakamaru Fighting Benkei

SGD439.00 Inc. GST
Title: “USHIWAKAMARU FIGHTING BENKEI” Vintage: KAIKAMAHINE Era: Early 1950s Material: Rayon wall crepe Print: Overprint Design pattern: Oriental design Button: Bamboo button fascinated by culture. Aloha shirts and dresses made with oriental-designed fabrics were of particular interest to them. It was a daily routine for people visiting Hawaii to visit shops looking for their favorite patterns, relying on advertisements in newspapers at the time. Aloha shirts with Japanese patterns are now a standard item, but it is said that originally high school students in Honolulu had their shirts made from Japanese-style fabrics by Japanese tailors such as Musashiya. The shirts they wore caught the attention of tourists and became a trend, and Japanese aloha shirt makers and fabric wholesalers began to order designs with characteristic Japanese patterns from Japan. It spread among Japanese Americans and became established as one of Hawaii's cultures. This first reprint was made by Kaika Mahine, a tailor founded on Kapahulu Avenue in Honolulu in 1950. It depicts the battle between Ushiwakamaru (Minamoto no Yoshitsune) and Musashibo Benkei, a famous story that often appears in ukiyo-e prints from the Edo period. Set on Gojo Bridge, Benkei attacks to steal the sword, and Ushiwakamaru, who dodges the long sword and waits for a chance to counterattack, is depicted with a dynamic touch. SUN SURF SPECIAL EDITION Aloha shirt that symbolizes paradise Hawaii. Japanese immigrants are deeply involved in its origin, and not only tropical patterns but also Japanese patterns exist as vintage. In the middle of the 20th century, when Hawaii was established as a tourist destination, the demand for aloha shirts as souvenirs increased dramatically. Designs and patterns diversified, and many works were born. In the process of collecting vintage Aloha shirts, this is a very rare and special gem. Paying tribute to the textile designers who created these masterpieces that are disappearing with the passage of time, we have fully reproduced their charm, including the luxurious multi-colour prints and powerful designs, and the details of each part that differ depending on the manufacturer and age. . That is the Sun Surf Special Edition. Made in Japan

Sun Surf / Lot No. 39128 / Kyosai Kawanabe SPECIAL EDITION “Kyosai Manga

SGD359.00 Inc. GST
Title: Kyosai Manga Author: Kyosai Kawanabe / 1881 / Sketch <Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection> Material: Rayon Fujiet Print: Overprint Button: White pearl button DETAIL OF ALOHA SHIRT Kyosai Kawanabe, an ukiyo-e artist who was active from the end of the Edo period to the Meiji period. In 1857, he adopted the pseudonym ``Kyosai,'' initially using ``Kyosai,'' but later changing it to ``Kyosai.'' As you can see from this character, he incorporated opposition to society into his work and left many caricatures. His tumultuous history as an artist began at the age of six, when he became a disciple of Utagawa Kuniyoshi, an ukiyo-e artist who had already trained many disciples. There, he carefully observed how humans grappled and fought with each other, thoroughly learning to depict each movement, and his own talent blossomed. This "Kyosai Manga" depicts skeletons, and the movements of such people's skeletons are vividly depicted. Sun Surf expresses a sense of dynamism by decomposing and reconstructing those rows. He added patterns to the sleeves and collar as accents, incorporating the specifications seen in Aloha shirts from the 1950s and 1960s. Japanese Designs National Treasure of Japan Focusing on the painters of the Edo period, when Japanese arts and culture expanded further, we recreated the works of these great masters on canvas called Aloha shirts to create designs that Japan boasts to the world. Reviving the passion that was put into the present. This series, which began as a collaboration with Katsushika Hokusai's work, has added a new artist to the next development. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Made in Japan

Sun Surf / Lot No. 39130 / Hiroshige Utagawa SPECIAL EDITION “Hiroshige Blue

SGD359.00 Inc. GST
Title: HIROSHIGE BLUE Author: Hiroshige Utagawa / Around 1843-47 (around 1843-47) / Woodcut multicolor print large-format nishiki-e triptych <Metropolitan Museum of Art collection> Materials : Rayon Fujiet Print: Overprint Button: White Pearl Shell Button DETAIL OF ALOHA SHIRT Utagawa Hiroshige, an ukiyo-e artist from the Edo period. He actively adopted perspective drawing, one of the methods of perspective that was not widely known at the time, and developed his talent by acquiring a painting method that brought the landscape closer to what he saw with the naked eye. In his later years, Hiroshige described his own paintings as ``pictures that were viewed with his own eyes,'' and became obsessed with how much he could express what he saw as reality in his works. His works, which are created from bold compositions, have been highly acclaimed in Western countries since that time. In addition, the use of indigo using ``Bero Ai'' imported from Europe is considered exceptional, and it has become popular as ``Hiroshige Blue''. Its unique indigo color and painting touch had a great influence on Impressionist painters, and is said to have been the catalyst for the birth of Japonisme. This season, at Sun Surf, we imagined the scenery that Hiroshige would have seen in the work, and created two designs with the goal of what kind of expression could be made when that world became a shirt. Japanese Designs National Treasure of Japan Focusing on the painters of the Edo period, when Japanese arts and culture expanded further, we recreated the works of these great masters on canvas called Aloha shirts to create designs that Japan boasts to the world. Reviving the passion that was put into the present. This series, which began as a collaboration with Katsushika Hokusai's work, has added a new artist to the next development. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Made in Japan

Sun Surf / Lot No. 39133 / Katsushika Hokusai SPECIAL EDITION “Shaka Goichidaiki Zue 6

SGD389.00 Inc. GST
Title: Shaka Goichi Daiki Zue 6 Author: Katsushika Hokusai / 1845 / Oomoto <Sumida Hokusai Museum collection> Materials: Rayon Fujiet print: Overprint (ink pigment) Button: Black pearl button DETAIL OF ALOHA SHIRT "Shaka Goichidai Ki Zue" is a reading book that describes the life of Buddha. This work is an illustration of that. As a result of destroying the Shakyamuni clan, the vicious Outlaw King received divine punishment and fell into hell. Hokusai expresses a scene from the Buddhist tradition with a bold composition that contrasts the thunder god who raises his weapon and drops a lightning strike on the left, and the royal palace of Ryuryo, which is destroyed in a swirling blast wave, on the right. In addition, while drawing a thunder drum in the background based on the image of the god of thunder that has been handed down since ancient times, the vehicle is not a cloud but a thunder beast, and the face is rugged and fearful, demonstrating its uniqueness. Raijin is a god, but he often shows the appearance of a demon.Japanese Designs National Treasure of Japan Focusing on the painters of the Edo period, when Japanese arts and culture expanded further, we recreated the works of these great masters on canvas called Aloha shirts to create designs that Japan boasts to the world. Reviving the passion that was put into the present. This series, which began as a collaboration with Katsushika Hokusai's work, has added a new artist to the next development. This product will be delivered in a special edition box. Made in Japan

Sun Surf / Lot No. SS39129 / Kyosai Kawanabe SPECIAL EDITION “Gaki Kyosai

SGD359.00 Inc. GST
Title: Gaki Kyosai Author: Kawanabe Kyosai / 1881 / Sketch <Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection> Material: Rayon Fujiet Print: Overprint Button: Black Pearl Shell button Kyosai Kawanabe has been observing and sketching various things since childhood. He was also known as a prolific painter, and in addition to caricatures, he worked on a wide range of genres such as paintings and prints. He also exhibited many of his works at exhibitions called ``shogakai,'' which were popular until the first half of the Meiji period, and was very active. In 1881, he published Kyosai Manga, which is also the subject of this shirt. His life was short, at the age of 57, but his drawing skills and eccentric ideas that impressed even his masters gave rise to a number of caricatures and comics that are said to have laid the foundations of modern animation and comics. supported. In this design, black is the base color, and "Kyosai Manga" is printed using a calm color gradation. The aloha shirt expresses the appearance of a skeleton emerging from the darkness. The scene where the skeletons are lined up in various poses and drawn with a touch full of dynamism leaves a strong impression on the viewer. Japanese Designs National Treasure of Japan Focusing on the painters of the Edo period, when Japanese arts and culture expanded further, we recreated the works of these great masters on canvas called Aloha shirts to create designs that Japan boasts to the world. Reviving the passion that was put into the present. This series, which began as a collaboration with Katsushika Hokusai's work, has added a new artist to the next development. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Made in Japan

Sun Surf Lot No. SS39131 / Hiroshige Utagawa SPECIAL EDITION “Taira no Kiyomori sees strange things

SGD359.00 Inc. GST
Title: Taira no Kiyomori Kaii o Miruzu Author: Hiroshige Utagawa / Around 1843-47 (1843-47) / Woodcut multicolor printing, large-format nishiki-e Triptych 〈Metropolitan Museum Collection〉 Material: Rayon Fujiet Print: Overprint Button: Black Pearl Button DETAIL OF ALOHA SHIRT Utagawa Hiroshige has a strong impression of working on masterpieces such as the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido. Although he sometimes left anecdotes about warlords in his works, they are rare and are considered very valuable. The theme of this shirt, "Taira no Kiyomori Seeing a Mystery," is one of them. After moving his capital to Fukuhara (around present-day Kobe), Taira no Kiyomori is haunted by nightmares. One day, when he was standing in front of the garden to see the snow that had fallen, he saw that the pine trees and even the lanterns that had been planted in the garden from the mountains in the distance were filled with countless skeletons, looking at him. This work expresses the story of Kiyomori glaring back at the skeletons, and they melt away in an instant, using an all-over pattern on a Hawaiian shirt. Based on the original triptych, the design is constructed with the image of each scene being projected on the screen while flashing back. Japanese Designs National Treasure of Japan Focusing on the painters of the Edo period, when Japanese arts and culture expanded further, we recreated the works of these great masters on canvas called Aloha shirts to create designs that Japan boasts to the world. Reviving the passion that was put into the present. This series, which began as a collaboration with Katsushika Hokusai's work, has added a new artist to the next development. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Made in Japan

Sun Surf Lot SS39214 / Rayon Hawaiian Shirt “Pikake” – Black

SGD199.00 Inc. GST
TITLE: “PIKAKE” ORIGINAL BRAND NAME: ROSS SUTHERLAND ESTIMATED MANUFACTURING DATES: EARLY 1950s FABRIC: RAYON KABE CREPE PRINTING METHOD: OVER PRINTING PRINTING PATTERN: ORIENTAL DESIGN SUN SURF “SUN SURF” primarily reproduces the rayon Hawaiian shirts of their golden age from the 1930's to the 1950's. These Hawaiian shirts are often called ʻthe vintage,' and since its foundation in the 1970's, the brand has collected thousands of such vintage shirts and even analyzed them in order to manufacture the authentic replicas. In addition to the shirt layout designs, their rich and bright coloration is precisely reproduced by using the traditional printing techniques, such as discharge or over-printing. Thus a great range of these beautiful garments, or “the art of wear” in other words, are proudly offered by SUN SURF with a strong hope that more people can feel and enjoy the value of true vintage Hawaiian shirts. Made in Japan

Sun Surf Lot SS39214 / Rayon Hawaiian Shirt “Pikake” – Pink

SGD199.00 Inc. GST
TITLE: “PIKAKE” ORIGINAL BRAND NAME: ROSS SUTHERLAND ESTIMATED MANUFACTURING DATES: EARLY 1950s FABRIC: RAYON KABE CREPE PRINTING METHOD: OVER PRINTING PRINTING PATTERN: ORIENTAL DESIGN SUN SURF “SUN SURF” primarily reproduces the rayon Hawaiian shirts of their golden age from the 1930's to the 1950's. These Hawaiian shirts are often called ʻthe vintage,' and since its foundation in the 1970's, the brand has collected thousands of such vintage shirts and even analyzed them in order to manufacture the authentic replicas. In addition to the shirt layout designs, their rich and bright coloration is precisely reproduced by using the traditional printing techniques, such as discharge or over-printing. Thus a great range of these beautiful garments, or “the art of wear” in other words, are proudly offered by SUN SURF with a strong hope that more people can feel and enjoy the value of true vintage Hawaiian shirts. Made in Japan

Sun Surf Lot SS39277 / SPECIAL EDITION “Crane Fly Away”

SGD379.00 Inc. GST
Title: "CRANE FLY AWAY" Vintage: MUSA-SHIYA THE SHIRTMAKEREra : Late 1940sMaterial : Rayon crepePrint : OverprintDesign pattern: All-over pattern (oriental design) This work depicts a crane taking off dynamically, with the entire shirt as a canvas. Even among oriental designs, there are very few works in which one motif is depicted extensively over the entire shirt, and as they are highly sought after by collectors, they are often traded at high prices. This shirt also has a rare design in which the paulownia crest (a family crest used by the Imperial family, etc.) is printed on top of the printed crane using silver pigment. Musashiya Shorten steadily increased its customer base through advertising in major newspapers and other media from the 1920s. Many tourists visited the shop, and orders began to come in from all over the world, including South Africa and Argentina. In the 1930s, the company was incorporated and aimed to make further progress, but due to the effects of the Great Depression, in 1934 it sold its business along with its store to the import trading company Fujii Junichi Shoten. He moved to South King in Honolulu and established "Musashiya the Shirtmaker". He continued to manufacture aloha shirts energetically after that, leaving behind many historic pieces. SUN SURF SPECIAL EDITION Aloha shirts are a symbol of paradise Hawaii. Their origins are deeply connected to Japanese immigrants, and there are vintage aloha shirts with not only tropical patterns but also Japanese patterns. In the mid-20th century, when Hawaii was established as a tourist destination, the demand for aloha shirts as souvenirs increased dramatically. Designs and patterns became more diverse, and many works were created. In the process of collecting vintage aloha shirts, it is a special gem that you can rarely come across. In honor of the textile designers who created these masterpieces that are being lost with the passage of time, we perfectly reproduce their charm with all their luxurious multi-colored prints, powerful designs, and details that differ depending on the manufacturer and era. That is the Sun Surf Special Edition. Made in Japan

Sun Surf Lot. SS79162 / “One Hundred Tigers” T-Shirt – Black

SGD129.00 Inc. GST
This is a T-shirt with a print of "Hyakutora", which is hailed as one of the best aloha shirts out there. We received many requests to resell not only shirts, but also T-shirts, so we extracted some of the textile designs and added some arrangements, such as letters, and released them. The American-made body boasts a round torso design with no side seams and is comfortable to wear. 100% Cotton Made in USA

Sun Surf Lot. SS79378 / Logo Tee – Green

SGD139.00 Inc. GST
This T-Shirt has a thick but soft and slubby texture. 100% Cotton Made in Japan

Sun Surf Lot. SS79378 / Logo Tee – White

SGD139.00 Inc. GST
This T-Shirt has a thick but soft and slubby texture. 100% Cotton Made in Japan

Sun Surf Lot. SS79380 / Ginza Tee – Green

SGD139.00 Inc. GST
This T-Shirt has a thick but soft and slubby texture. 100% Cotton Made in Japan

Sun Surf Lot. SS79380 / Ginza Tee – White

SGD139.00 Inc. GST
This T-Shirt has a thick but soft and slubby texture. 100% Cotton Made in Japan