'Kwanon' T-Shirt (White)


  • 'Kwanon' T-Shirt (White)
  • 'Kwanon' T-Shirt (White)
  • 'Kwanon' T-Shirt (White)

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In June 1934 an advertisement appeared in Japan's Asahi Camera Magazine featuring a camera called the 'Kwanon'. The camera was a prototype built by a company called 'Seiki-Kogaku Kenkyusho' and was to be the first Japanese 35mm rangefinder camera in the world.
The camera was auspiciously named 'Kwanon' after the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy, 'Kwannon', and the lens was named 'Kasyapa' after one of Buddha's disciples, 'Mahakasyapa'. Unfortunately, the camera was never developed and released to the public. The company, operating out of a room in Roppongi at the time, eventually went on to become the powerhouse company that you know as Canon Camera.
This tee is a tribute to the real OG Canon and that initial dream & vision they had. Featuring the actual logo which was engraved on the top plate of the camera...the thousand-armed goddess, Kwannon.


This t-shirt is made of heavyweight 280gsm, 100% combed cotton, giving it a soft and luxurious feel. 100% cotton will always be thicker, more durable, and more resistant to wear and tear. No rough-cardboard-feeling, paper-thin t-shirts over here. Boxy cut with dropped shoulders (think 'Uniqlo U Airism' fit).

 Heavyweight - 8.5oz (280gsm)
✅ Premium - Pre-shrunk 100% Combed Cotton
✅ Eco-Friendly - Printed with toxin-free, biodegradable ink


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