“Footy Colours Day was coming up and when my teacher announced it, I misheard it as “Forty Colours Day”. That inspired me to design a shirt with forty plus colours on it. I painted all over it on the night of the October 15th, 2020.
As for the design, I wondered what I could do with forty colours theme-wise. Japan has 47 prefectures as there were 47 Ronin (samurai)… bingo! So I designed my shirt with a “47 prefectures/Ronin” theme.
By the time I woke up, it was ready to wear. I put it on and walked to school and the rest is history.
PS: I’m not a big fan of football.”
~ Astrid Williams (Room 23 student)