Now widely worn throughout Japan as bold fashion pieces, Sukajan, or Souvenir Jackets, were originally worn by American soldiers stationed in Yokosuka after World War 2. The elaborately embroidered military jackets soon became regarded as souvenirs from their time spent serving in Japan, and ever since, embroidered jackets have become unique garments admired throughout the world.

But while most Sukajan feature artwork of dragons, cherry blossoms, or designs with a more traditional touch, Tokyo Otaku Mode worked with artist Hiroyuki-Mitsume Takahashi to create an original Souvenir Jacket representing the modern pop and otaku culture of Japan. The artwork and jacket were designed by Takahashi, and show a vivid embroidered graphic of a girl with a bob-cut, an all-seeing third eye, and four arms.

Tokyo Otaku Mode is currently collecting funds to officially launch the production of the gold and black jackets, but contributors will receive the original jacket in all its beauty. Sizes run from M-XXL, and will cost from 289 USD to 340 USD. Besides the incredible, badass artwork on the back of the Sukajan, Japamese amulets, created as badges, will be sewn on the sleeves.

Contributors to the project will receive their jackets some time from late December 2016 to early January 2017. This amazing Sukajan is great for both men and women, and will definitely make a statement for anyone crazy about Japan.

Watch the video below to learn more about the design:

By - grape Japan editorial staff.