Let Them Pass Like Smoke - Bujinkan Hoodie
“Forget your sadness, anger, grudges, and hatred. Let them pass like smoke caught in a breeze. Do not indulge yourself in such feelings.”
- Masaaki Hatsumi
This great quote was the inspiration for this design. A quote that can help all of us, during life's special moments in and out of the Dojo.
As we train, certain negative feelings can be brought to the forefront of our awareness. Left alone these feelings can hamper our training dramatically or even drive some away from training in the art altogether. Allowing these feelings to fester brings a veil over our eyes making it impossible to see clearly. Burying them only creates a weakness that can be exploited, and tends to arise at the worse possible moments.
During my own training, I have recognized that as the negativity rises within me, I can allow it to pass away like smoke. This has helped me immensely in life on and off the mat. Now when I show up to training in a bad mood, by the end of class, I am in a positive mood enabling me to better face those issues that arise in life with clarity. Have you ever experienced this for yourself in all of your years of training?
A Kabuki mask fading away like smoke upon the wind represents the negative emotions that arise fading away, allowing positive emotions to rise up and replace them. There are also two sets of Japanese Kanji in the design, the large set says "Let it Go" and the small set says "Let them pass like smoke". Together, I feel this provides a nice visual for this quote to stand out in the minds of those who walk the Path of Budo.
The main design is located on the back of the hoodie, with the Bujinkan Kanji on the front left chest.
This is designed for those who walk the path of Budo and wish to remind themselves along with others of the ongoing journey we are all on.
- A cozy, no-nonsense hoodie to keep you warm
- 9-ounce, 50/50 cotton/poly fleece
- Air jet yarn for a soft, pill-resistant finish
- Two-Ply Hood
- Set in Sleeves with rib knit cuffs and waistband
- Front Pouch Pocket