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Dragon King Longsleeve

Dragon King Longsleeve

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A long-sleeve shirt featuring a combination of Chinese & Japanese characters meaning Dragon King's Sword: 龍王の劍 above an image of the sword of Hoàn Kiem Lake. The characters are surrounded by clouds and Hoàn Kiem turtles.

The design is printed on each sleeve of the shirt, with pink clouds behind blue & purple text, representing the colourful temples of Vietnam. The distinct contrast between the vivid colors and the immaculate white backdrop makes this shirt unique and eye-catching.

Size Guide
Available in XS, S, M, L & XL sizes.

Background


During the early 15th century, Vietnam was engaged in a fierce battle against Chinese invaders. A humble fisherman named Le Loi emerged as a prominent leader in the resistance movement. The legend says that he prayed to the Dragon King for aid in defeating the invaders.

One day, while sailing on the lake then known as "Luc Thuy" (Green Water Lake), Le Loi encountered a giant golden turtle swimming towards him. The turtle revealed itself as the God of the lake and presented him with an enchanted sword called "Heaven's Will" to help liberate the country.

Le Loi wielded the sword and used it to banish the invaders. When the sword's power was no longer needed, he returned to the lake. The turtle god took the sword and submerged into the depths of the lake, bestowing blessings upon the land.

From that day forward, Luc Thuy Lake was renamed Hoàn Kiem Lake, which means "Lake of the Returned Sword" in Vietnamese, in commemoration of Le Loi's noble act. The golden turtle became an emblematic symbol of the lake and is revered as a guardian spirit.

Today, Hoàn Kiem Lake is a serene and picturesque location in the heart of Hanoi. It is surrounded by lush greenery and revered as a cultural and historical landmark. The Turtle Tower, situated on an islet in the lake, stands as a reminder of the legendary tale and serves as an iconic symbol of the city and the undefeatable spirit of the Vietnamese people.

See here for the location of Turtle Tower: https://goo.gl/maps/cSz11VFUAcDnT9V9A

Materials

100% cotton, 220 GSM

Dimensions

Inches
XS -
length 24, width 17, sleeve 12.5
S - length 25, width 18, sleeve 13

M - length 27, width 19, sleeve 13.5

L - length 29, width 20.5, sleeve 14

Centimeters
XS -
length 61.5, width 43.5, sleeve 32
S - length 64, width 46, sleeve 33.5

M - length 69, width 48.5, sleeve 35

L - length 20.5, width 52.5, sleeve 36

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