A decorative patch with an embroidered "rain skull" design inspired by the embroidered motifs seen on Sukajan jackets. Originating just after WWII, Sukajan, also known as souvenir jackets, were given to returning soldiers in Japan as a token of gratitude for fighting overseas. The embellished satin-silk souvenir jackets became popularized in the 1960's by rebellious Japanese youth, in post-war Japan.
In 1985 Toshikiyo Hirata started a denim factory in Kojima, Okayama the denim capital of Japan. In 2002, Toshikiyo’s son Kiro Hirata joined his father’s denim factory and revolutionized the business into the iconic fashion brand that Kapital is today. Kapital is inspired by Americana, traditional Japan, and the indigenous groups all over the world.