Black Firebreathing Dragon, Utagawa Yoshikazu, Tank Top
This tank top is made from fabric custom-printed with the design of a black dragon breathing fire in the sky, borrowed from a mid-19th-century woodblock print by Utagawa Yoshikazu.
The design is printed onto special paper, and then transferred onto the fabric using heat and pressure. This sublimation process creates a soft, breathable, vibrantly colored material – the pattern becomes part of the fabric, it doesn’t just sit on top of it.
Each tank top is carefully cut and sewn, but with this stretchy fabric it's impossible to control exactly how patterns match up, or don't, across seams. Each top is individual.
The top is soft and comfortable, made of a smooth 82% polyester/18% spandex microfiber yarn with four-way stretch. Printed, cut, and sewn in L.A.
Utagawa Yoshikazu was a member of the Utagawa school of Japanese woodblock print artists, painting in the ukiyo-e genre — the term translates as “picture of the floating world”. He was a student of the great master Utagawa Kuniyoshi.