UNIQLO x Haruki Murakami – Norwegian Wood T-Shirts Collection | By Masahiro Kakinokihara

December 28, 2010

Upon the familiar melody of Norwegian Wood by The Beatles, an older Toru Watanabe reminisced the love and loss of his past life, so told by the acclaimed Japanese author Haruki Murakami. Also with the title Norwegian Wood, the 1987 novel published during a time when Japan’s mighty economic power shriveled as its bubble economy collapsed. Faced with uncertainty, a “new” Japan at the time found resonance is Murakami’s intricately weaved tale. Now, two decades later, the book that transformed Murakami’s writing career is finally on the silver screen thanks to French director Tran Anh Hung. In part to the film’s debut this month, Japanese apparel label UNIQLO created a limited graphic t-shirt collection for its UT line. Designed by artist Masahiro Kakinokihara, the graphics imprinted on the tees not only present scenes from the film. But Kakinokihara’s keen senses of Scandinavian design render a weighted simplicity to the graphics themselves. The UNIQLO x Haruki Murakami – Norwegian Wood T–Shirts Collection is currently available at select UNIQLO locations across Japan.

UNIQLO UT Harajuku
6-10-8 Jingumae |
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Japan

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  • emily

    these all kind of suck