Just got back from spending a most awesome few days in Shanghai. The last time I was there was in 2008 - so much has changed in these few years not only in my life but in China too. Some of my clients had been sharing with me sales stats of how China is the second largest consumer of Japanese Pop Culture after Japan - then I was able to see it in China with my own four eyes.
The rest of the world is (for the most part) presented with the negative aspects of China but only those who live in or visit China can see how well the market is doing - *especially* when it comes to what the Chinese call "ACG" (Anime Comic Game) which they use to describe Japanese Pop Culture.
Looking forward to spending more time on the mainland spreading Japanese culture to a wider audience.
Saying farewell to comrades. The T-shirt is of Mirai in her Solar Marine uniform geared up in a Retrograde Suit which you may have seen in the Mirai Millennium Design post.
The T-shirt is available from J-List for 19.95 USD where 25% is being donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society. I'm not accepting any royalties from sales and the remainder just enables J-List to cover production costs.
The text on the T-Shirt is "Ganbare Nippon!!" which in this case means "Keep fighting, Japan!!" or "Don't give up, Japan!!"
There is also a sleeveless version for the ladies or Hideyoshi's out there.
The print on the silk screen T-shirt is not full color however and Mirai's face does look a wee bit white-ish so avoid if that would not be your cuppa tea.