Camera Geekery: JCH Ukio-e T-Shirt

Summer is here, and to celebrate as such it is time for the latest JCH T-shirt. Last year we released the ‘Filmluminati’ T-shirt (there are a few still available here). But this year we decided to go in a little bit of a different direction and get a bit more Japanese-y. Introducing the new and limited edition JCH Ukio-e T-Shirt.


JCH designer san, Michael Nguyen (Follow him on ig here) designed this fly new shirt after being inspired by the work of famous ukio-e artist Tōshūsai Sharaku. In particular a very famous print from the 1st period (1794) of kabuki actor Ōtani Oniji III as Yakko Edobei. Sharaku’s work was largely overlooked by the Japanese as he was a controversial figure, mainly due to his unflattering depictions. His career was extremely short lived (only ten months!) and yet he produced what are considered the greatest pieces of the genre.  See, JCH gives you cool stuff and a Japanese art history lesson, bonus!

Jch ukio-e t-shirt

So here it is in all its glory, the JCH Ukio-e T-Shirt. You will have to excuse the model, he is not a professional and doesn’t listen to instructions.

Jch ukio-e t-shirt

Ukio-e is the famous Japanese style of woodblock printing, which is cool, but wouldn’t really be possible these days. So these are made using modern printing techniques. The shirts are high quality 100% cotton Gildan shirts, in US sizes (you can check sizing here). The shirts are printed in Japan with the logo on front and the large laser print on the reverse. Currently the shirts are only available in white and limited to 200 pieces.

Jch ukio-e t-shirt

You can grab your one in the shop now, just click here.