Hawaiian Gardens San Jose, CA tiki bar frog playing piano t-shirt

arkiva Tropika/TeeGeniuses

Regular price $19.99

The Hawaiian Gardens of San Jose, CA was one of the few tiki spots in the pre-silicon valley days to survive into the 90's. Originally an Italian restaurant, it was rebranded as The Hawaiian Gardens and themed to a Polynesian-styled restaurant and showroom that had a lavish garden as part of its grounds to accompany nightly live entertainment by various performers including a group of the clubs very own trained bullfrogs.

This shirt is actually a tribute piece to the old tiki bar, featuring a bullfrog at a piano, coming on a cigarette. This is a new piece of art, commissioned by us, to mimic one of the few pictures we have ever found of one of the performing frogs. 

Printed in-house on our very own direct-to-garment printer, The Hawaiian Gardens shirt comes on a 100% ringspun cotton garment and is printed using water-based inks for a long lasting image. Not a transfer or other sublimation and not a screen print, this is more of a wearable giclee print.

Other colors are available on request.
Brand:arkiva Tropika/TeeGeniuses Color:vintage green Theme:tiki Material:100% Ring Spun Cotton