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Takeshi Kitano

£ 29.00

First of all, there's the fact that while he's not a household name in the West, Kitano is probably the most famous person in Japan. He began his career in 1972 as a comedian his popular nickname, Beat Takeshi (on the t-shirt), is left over from his days with a manzai, a crosstalk duo called The Two Beats, but he has since branched out into almost every area of the entertainment and media business. He is host of eight television shows a week, appearing on every network in Japan. He has published poetry, criticism, essays and three well-regarded novels.

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Antimicrobial (freshFX) treatment stops the propagation of odour producing bacteria. This is achieved by embedding silver salt crystals into the structure of the fibre. FreshFX treatment like the wicking is permanent and does not leach out with everyday use. These characteristics ensure the shirts remain cool, dry and odour free regardless of what you might do in them. Performance of the fabric is guaranteed through a certified and monitored manufacturing process.