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Junko Tabei Short Sleeve Trailblazer Tee

Junko Tabei Short Sleeve Trailblazer Tee

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In honor of Junko Tabei, we have created this exclusive short sleeve tee illustrated by artist Julia Kuo. This 100% cotton tee features a portrait of the mountaineer and is the perfect way for your Piccolina to celebrate her inner adventurer.


About Junko Tabei

Junko Tabei (Junko Ishibashi) (1939-2016) was a Japanese mountaineer, an author, and a teacher. She was the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest and the first woman to ascend the Seven Summits, climbing the highest peak on every continent. Junko was born as the fifth daughter among 7 children and was considered a frail child in her early days. Nevertheless, just at the age of 10, she began climbing the mountain, while on a class trip to Mount Nasu. Junko loved climbing but her family did not have enough money for such an expensive hobby so Tabei made only a few climbs during her high school years. She went on to study English and American literature at Showa’s Woman University and climbed consistently through her studies.
After graduating, Tabei formed the Joshi-Tohan mountaineering club for women only, whose motto was “Let’s go on an overseas expedition by ourselves”. Tabei led her club on a number of ascents, including the first woman-only ascent to Annapurna III, in Nepal and then made history in 1975 when she became the first woman to climb Everest at age 35 with a two year old daughter at home. Junko continued climbing until the year she died.

  • 100% Cotton
  • 5-7% shrinkage
  • Unisex fit
  • Machine wash cold, tumble dry low
  • Made in Peru
Measures (in Inches)
Side neck point to hem
Chest width
Arm length
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15 1/216 1/41717 3/418 1/219 1/220 1/221 1/22324 1/2
1313 1/21414 1/21515 3/416 1/217 1/41818 3/4
4 5/84 3/44 7/85 1/85 3/85 1/25 5/85 7/86 1/86 3/8

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
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Gina G.
Perfect!

I absolutely love this shirt. The fabric is soft but sturdy, the design beautiful.

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Kayla C.
Great quality!

We have about 5 of these shirts. Pricy but such great quality and message, it’s worth it.

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JL
Junko Tabei Short Sleeve Trailblazer Tee

Awesome shirt! The design is perfect! I agree with Jen. K Piccolina needs to offer more shirts with Asian role models. I wanted to add you should think about the wide spectrum of AAPI. You have Malala. That's great. Don't forget about Southeast Asians, more South Asians and Pacific Islanders.

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Emily C.
Love love love

There is nothing not to love about this tee! The quality and the artwork is unlike anything in the market and my son wants to wear it everyday!

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Jen K.
Wish there were more options

Thank you for the great quality and beautiful art of these shirts. I’ve gotten the Harriet Tubman shirt and one of your umbrellas. I’ve been wanting to buy more shirts from Piccolina for a while but I was waiting for more East Asian or Asian American women. I really loved that you chose to represent Junko.

Please continue to have more Asian American representation (Maya Lin (architect), Yuri Kochiyama (activist), MinJin Lee (writer), Grace Lee Boggs (activist), Kristi Yamaguchi (athlete)) especially since the Asian American demographic has grown the most in purchasing power—a plus to your business growth! Thank you!

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
83%
(5)
0%
(0)
17%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
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Gina G.
Perfect!

I absolutely love this shirt. The fabric is soft but sturdy, the design beautiful.

K
Kayla C.
Great quality!

We have about 5 of these shirts. Pricy but such great quality and message, it’s worth it.

J
JL
Junko Tabei Short Sleeve Trailblazer Tee

Awesome shirt! The design is perfect! I agree with Jen. K Piccolina needs to offer more shirts with Asian role models. I wanted to add you should think about the wide spectrum of AAPI. You have Malala. That's great. Don't forget about Southeast Asians, more South Asians and Pacific Islanders.

E
Emily C.
Love love love

There is nothing not to love about this tee! The quality and the artwork is unlike anything in the market and my son wants to wear it everyday!

J
Jen K.
Wish there were more options

Thank you for the great quality and beautiful art of these shirts. I’ve gotten the Harriet Tubman shirt and one of your umbrellas. I’ve been wanting to buy more shirts from Piccolina for a while but I was waiting for more East Asian or Asian American women. I really loved that you chose to represent Junko.

Please continue to have more Asian American representation (Maya Lin (architect), Yuri Kochiyama (activist), MinJin Lee (writer), Grace Lee Boggs (activist), Kristi Yamaguchi (athlete)) especially since the Asian American demographic has grown the most in purchasing power—a plus to your business growth! Thank you!