Located a short walk from Kokusai Dori, Game Inn Naha II was one of the oldest arcades in Naha, Okinawa.
Host of a lot of SBO national qualifying tournaments, the Game Center which had an Okinawan taco stand outside was highly respected by gamers.
Mah-jong games beat them up, retro gaming was at its best there. Game Inn Naha II sadly closed its doors in late 2018. Drawing by Arthur Ortega.
Kumagumi is a Japanese clothing company founded by 2 old friends (Japanese & French) in 2015 in Kobe, Japan. Absolute fans of video games especially winning eleven, we started in 2008 selling Japanese imported consoles on eBay. Many others projects followed until the creation of KumaGumi in 2015.
“Kuma”(熊 / Bear) “Gumi”(組 Group) reminds us of our days, evenings, years (?!) spent playing videogames with friends hibernating like bears. We wanted a crocodile as a logo but it was already occupied, so we took the bear.
Our aim is to do quality retrogaming apparel you can actually wear in real life not just during events or conventions.
We also try to have the most environmentally friendly product possible (ok that’s a cliché now but anyway). That’s why our products are using only WATER based inked and done quasi LOCALLY (in the US for the USA/international orders, in Europe for the EU orders). NO CUSTOM FEES!
As we are doing ON-DEMAND products and have NO STOCK, we don’t have the capability to exchange or return products (plus it’s not eco-friendly at all !). We recommend you refer to product sizing (available on every product page)
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