Bigfoot Kamome tee
On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Japan triggered a massive tsunami. Residents had little warning before the waves came crashing ashore, causing catastrophic damage.
Twelve hours later, the great wave would destroy the harbor of Crescent City, California.
In April of 2013, a mysterious twenty-foot fishing vessel washed ashore in Crescent City, California. Local authorities concluded the boat was a part of the tsunami debris after a closer inspection revealed Japanese writing in numerous places.
A group of Del Norte High School students took it upon themselves to find the origins of the boat. After translating the Japanese symbols, the students discovered the name of the boat: "Kamome," which is Japanese for seagull. The students from Del Norte High School also discovered another commonality with the owners of the Kamome; that boat had "Takata High School" written on the side of it.
With some hard work and a little luck, the owners of the Kamome were finally tracked down in the small fishing village of Rikuzentakata, Japan.
Once word had spread, the story caught on like wildfire. The community of Crescent City came together and delivered the boat back to Rikuzentakata in late 2013.
In December of 2019 delegates from Rikuzentakata arrived in Crescent City and were warmly greeted by members of the community.
The friendship between two communities connected by tragedy has never been stronger.
Fog Bank Clothing Company presented each delegate with a gift bag full of Fog Bank swag, including our newest design, The Bigfoot Kamome.
The front of the Bigfoot Kamome shirt features the Fog Bank Bigfoot sitting in the world-famous Kamome. On the back is Taka Highschool written in Japanese.
This shirt comes in Maroon and Heather Sapphire.