Otsukaresama deshita - Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt

''Otsukaresama''  This phrase is often said, but the meaning changes in each situation. For this design, the intended meaning is ''Thank you for your hard work''(Otsukaresama Deshita).

  • O: Titular or Honourary prefix. By saying this, one shows the respect that he has for his collocutor.
  • Tsukare: From the verb “Tsukareru” which means “ getting tired /Become tired”.
  • Sama: Suffix that's also used to show respect.
  • Deshita: A word that indicates that the action described in the sentence happened in the past.

The theme and inspiration of this design are that you will get lucky by working hard. As you can see, I added two Maneki Neko's, seven stars and eight blossoms. To further explain; 

 

  • The Maneki Neko( often translated as beckoning cat or lucky cat) is a Japanese, lucky charm, which is commonly believed to bring good luck to the owner. 
  • Seven is a lucky number in Japan and the number eight as well. Both Maneki Neko's are standing under a traditional Japanese gate(Torii) most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine. This traditional gate marks the transition from the profane/worldly to the sacred. 


I hope you will like the design/shirt even more after reading this, Thank you for reading! And as always stay cute!


    I hope you will like the design/shirt even more after reading this, Thank you for reading! And as always stay cute!



    •  100% combed and ring-spun cotton (heather colors contain polyester)
    •  Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
    •  Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
    •  Side-seamed