TENGU 天狗 Ninjutsu


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TENGU 天狗 Ninjutsu


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The Tengu by Lion Crest® is a technical master acheivement, combining the latest in fabric technology with traditional shapes and modern fitting styles.

A complete reinvention of the Gi was undertaken, without changing the traditional shape but adding comfort and flexibility. Raglan is a type of sleeve that begins at the collar and has reinforced triple stitched seams on heavy ripstop cotton.

Our Ripstop fabrics are woven fabrics a special reinforcing technique that makes them resistant to tearing and ripping. During weaving, (thick) reinforcement threads are interwoven at regular intervals in a crosshatch pattern.

The name:
The Tengu (天狗) is a type of legendary mythical being found in Japanese folklore and religion. They are also considered a type of Shinto god (kami) or yōkai (supernatural beings). The tengu were originally thought to take the forms of birds of prey.

Tengu are thought of as protective, if still dangerous and powerful spirits of the mountains and forests.

 

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