Samurai warriors follow strict codes known as the “The way of the warrior” or Bushido, and are bound to their lord and community by duty and honour. A Samurai Master counted on absolute loyalty from his vassals in order to implement military and economic statibility for his community and to prevent chaos. The loyalty of the Samurai to their lord was so strong that warriors would fight to their death in order to protect their master’s castle or commit seppuku (an honurable death rather than surrender to the enemy) should they have felt they disgraced their lord.
Upon the loss of their lord, a samurai becomes masterless and known as a drifting person or Ronin. The famous tale of the 47 ronin occured during the start of the 18th century, when a group of samurai became leaderless after their lord was forced to commit seppuku by another lord. The Ronin avenged their masters honour by secretly assassinating the opposing lord. Knowingly as a result these Ronin were forced to commit Seppuku themselves. This depicts the strength of the Samurai ways of sacrifice, loyalty, skills of combat (yocu) and honour until death.Zen and Fuka embodies the extremes of great and evil in the samurai’s way of life and the celebrates the code of sacrifice, loyalty and honour to their lord.
Each Zen & Fuka garment is designed using premium quality fabrics meticulously sourced and put together with the greatest attention to detail, perfect for the modern day Samurai of the streets. Zen & Fuka is the new code in streetwear.