The Homie Aaron De la Cruz.

Life here at cukui...

Much respect to Rey Resurreccion for shooting part of the video here at the Cukui store. With the direction and cinematography from  Marco Bercasio this teaser is looking to be a hit.

2010 State Of Grace Tattoo Convention, we were glad to meet this lil guy. 
We forget his name but he stole the show! 


Big ups! Shorty Fatz

Some shots of my series 8 from Shorty Fats


New Release Friday.

New Release Friday! This friday (12/10) don't miss out on our new releases. The Native Sons of the Aloha State (Cukui x Fitted) Collaboration t-shirt and Fitted Aloha hat (Fleece / Velour material). Smoking Girl T-shirt, Cukuiba and Cukui Logo crewneck sweater. Very limited quantities!


Werehaus presents: Cukui - Rooted.

Special shout out to the good friends at Werehaus. Check out the video below. Enjoy!

Stay Rooted from The WereHaus™ on Vimeo.


Bambu "Native Guns"

Photo of the day! Much Respect to Bambu rockin' the Barber Shop Tee. Always had mad respect for this emcee from Los Angeles, stemming from Native Guns. Check out his website. http://bamburants.blogspot.com.


Fresh from Fitted.

Fresh from FITTED Hawaii! We'll let 'em explain it to you...

First, we have a new custom Kamehameha Fitted dubbed Ho’omano, which means "to empower" seeing navy blue cotton on the upper half, metallic pearl Kamehameha logo and purple brim. The details on this hat are crazy.

We also have the Hana Pa’a snap back. This is FITTED's newest original hat. An ode to the awesome decade that was the eighties. This cotton linen snap back is destined to be an instant classic.

Quantity and Sizes are limited so act fast!

Black Friday 3 Day Sale!

Cukui is excited to announce its BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR! Starting on Black Friday, you'll be able to save 30-50% off Cukui tees, sweaters and jackets the ENTIRE WEEKEND from November 26-28th in store only.
We'll also be having CYBER SUNDAY, a one-day online sale of BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE MYSTERY TEE! After checkout make a note under your shipping info "Free tee" and you'll receive a free Cukui t-shirt.

Thanksgiving Week Hours:     
Wednesday, November 24 12PM - 6PM 
Thursday, November 25, Thanksgiving Day - Closed
Friday, November 26, 12PM - 8PM 
Saturday, November 27, 12PM - 8PM 
Sunday, November 28, 12PM - 5PM 

December Art Show.

Cukui presents: Monsters & Zombies. For Cukui's December show, we're proud to have San Jose local artist, Sean Boyles, showcasing his most recent work for our gallery. Spread the word and bring out the family. Expect to make a new friend or two and enjoy the growing community atmosphere that is developing here in San Jose’s Japantown. Music provided by: DJ R-Cade (NOAFF/Party Favors)

229 Jackson St.
San Jose, CA 95112


Videoshoot with WEREHAUS

This past Friday, Cukui had its first official videoshoot with Werehaus, a new media production based out of San Francisco lead by two brothers Austin and Brian Chu. We took instant notice by their impressive online portfolio and with a few exchanges of emails and then phone calls, we were already brainstorming ideas over Thai iced teas and yellow curry along University Ave. 

One month later, Werehaus began to film at Humble Beginnings Tattoo Shop in San Jose getting footage of the boys hanging out at the shop and doing some ink work. Despite the rain, we then took a cruise around the neighborhood with the wife's '51 Chevy truck, Bubbles. Lastly, we headed over to Cukui to get scenes of the store and to get some commentary from Orly: "This was the stressful part..the dreaded interview,... i was so mentally drained that my verbal skills were nill, so i asked them to leave me with the mic and let me record on my own. It was sort of a therapy session, telling the loves and sttresses of owning a retail store."

Much thanks to the Werehaus Crew for hooking it up! We're definitely excited about the video and can't wait to share it with the Cukui fam. Trailer coming soon, folks!

For more info about Werehaus: www.thewerehaus.com



Cukui X Fitted Collaboration.

New Releases! This Friday, November 19th, we’ll be releasing our second collaboration tee with our extended ohana out in Hawaii, Fitted Hawaii  dubbed “Native Sharks”. They will also be releasing an exclusive colorway in Hawaii. To go along with this T we will also be releasing one of Fitted Hawaii's Newest designs in there ever growing collection: The Nihi. Nihi means to move stealthily, quietly, example would be when one goes boar hunting in the forests, one must blend in with the surrounding environment and reshape from prey to predator. The cap is dipped in camouflage with a pyramid of purple trilocks on the front, purple New Era hit on the left.

That's not all... We also have another T shirt releasing “Tiki Logo T”. To go along with this T we have another Fitted Hawaii Cap the A’o Ikaika chambray Kamehameha, tan upper with a blue brim.

Sizes are extremely limited, so act quick!


The new venture.

New Jack City! Shout out to the Ryan and the Breezy Excursion family on the new business venture. NJC is a Vintage/Throwback Shop that has just landed the city of San Francisco. Located on the corner of 15th & Guerrero in the Mission District. NJC aims to fill the void of missing throwback menswear in SF ranging from sportswear, hip hop clothing, button downs, duffel bags, & accessories.

The Grand Opening Party will be taking place this Saturday November, 13th from 2pm-7pm. The party is sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon. Beers will be provided by them. We also will have good music & food..

LOCATION: 299 Guerrero Street
San Francisco, CA 94103



We at Cukui and Humble Beginnings always push forward the core values of community and friendship in all we do. For this month’s art gallery we are making this a special night to help out a friend and talented tattoo artist, Steve Looney. Having been diagnosed with liver disease five years ago Steve has been fighting this hindrance every step of the way, not allowing it to stop him from living a full life. Just last year his liver started to fail and Steve had to undergo a liver transplant on August 30th 2009. Though Steve’s life was spared he and his family are still dealing with the financial issues that come with such operations. Cukui, Humble Beginnings Tattoo, and Steve’s friends have all pulled their talents to showcase art for his cause. Steve will also be in attendance so you will be able to hear his story first hand. 80% of the proceeds from the artwork sold from this show will go to Steve. Lets be generous!

So come on out and bring your friends and family for a night of culture, community, and great people. And also come out and enjoy all the other art showcases going around the area. Japantown is poppin’.

Event info and location:

November 12, 2010

Cukui Flagship Store
229 Jackson St (Japantown)
SJ, CA 95112


For the greater good.

New releases! The Pelicula tee, Swamp Thing (Gaze x Cukui) and New G-shock watches. Now available at the cukui store and the online store.


Today's Release.

Hot off the press! Today we are releasing 4 new Cukui t-shirts! The native sons of the golden west, The Cukuis world series t-shirt, Conquering lion t-shirt and all new bandanas in Black/Grey/White. Limited quantities in hand. Come get yours!