Started by Osaka based Bandana connoisseur, Jonathan Lukacek, the One Ear Brand aims to be much more than just a bandana brand. Using custom made fabrics, One Ear Bandanas are made entirely in Japan, printed one at a time meaning that each is slightly different from the last. Inspired by the big “Turkey Red” bandanas of the 1800’s, these bandanas are designed for more than just accenting an outfit; they make great Eco-Bags, Face Masks, Scarves, Furoshiki (Traditional Japanese Wrapping Cloths), Head Wraps and much more. With the Bandana as her canvas each piece is drawn by one artist, Japanese- American- Yurika Cherise Shikai.
-Turkey Red- Born in the late 60's early 70's, "Operation Mindfuck" was part art project-part prank. Created by Kerry Thornley, co-founder of a satiric religion called Discordianism and a Discordian Writer at Playboy Magazine, Robert Anton Wilson.
The purpose of "Operation Mindfuck" was to assign any conspiracy or unexplained phenomena to the Illuminati, who were a 1700's Bavarian Enlightenment-era secret society, thereby creating national paranoia.
The inspiration for the colour comes from those found on our closest neighbour, Mars and the Iron Oxide powders often used in dyeing in Japan.