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The Japanese Tattoo

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ISBN : UCSC:32106010493671
Genre : Art
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A collection of photographs of the Irezumi, a secretive group of people drawn from the Japanese underworld who have chosen to have themselves transformed through tattooing into living works of art
Category: Art

The Japanese Tattoo

Author : Donald Richie
ISBN : UCSC:32106016854785
Genre : Art
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This text offers a treatment of the history, symbolism, and social function of tattooing in Japan, from its earliest beginnings to the present day.
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The Japanese Tattoo Design Handbook

Author : Matsuzaka Ichiro
ISBN : 9781932897487
Genre : Art
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100 on-skin designs from some of Japan's top Irezumi artists. Cocoro Books introduces non-Japanese readers to the many facets of Japan's vibrant pop and underground cultures. Often overlooked in the media, these social movements have spawned followings far beyond the country's borders.
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Tattoos Of The Floating World

Author : Takahiro Kitamura
ISBN : 9074822452
Genre : Art
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This work discusses the art of the Japanese tattoo in the context of Ukiyo-e, focusing on the parallel histories of the woodblock print and the tattoo.
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Japanese Tattoos

Author : Yori Moriarty
ISBN : 8416851964
Genre : Art
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This richly illustrated book reveals the meaning and the secrets behind the most significant motifs from traditional Japanese tattooing--such as mythological and supernatural creatures, animals, Buddhist deities, flowers and historical characters--and turns this art form into a path toward personal knowledge and individual expression.
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Japanese Tattoos

Author : Brian Ashcraft
ISBN : 9781462918591
Genre : Art
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Thinking of getting a Japanese-style tattoo? Want to avoid a permanent mistake? Japanese Tattoos is an insider's look at the world of Japanese irezumi (tattoos). Japanese Tattoos explains the imagery featured in Japanese tattoos so that readers can avoid getting ink they don't understand or, worse, that they'll regret. This photo-heavy book will also trace the history of Japanese tattooing, putting the iconography and kanji symbols in their proper context so readers will be better informed as to what they mean and have a deeper understanding of irezumi. Tattoos featured will range from traditional tebori (hand-poked) and kanji tattoos to anime-inspired and modern works—as well as everything in between. For the first time, Japanese tattooing will be put together in a visually attractive, informative, and authoritative way. Along with the 350+ photos of tattoos, Japanese Tattoos will also feature interviews with Japanese tattoo artists on a variety of topics. What's more, there will be interviews with clients, who are typically overlooked in similar books, allowing them to discuss what their Japanese tattoos mean to them. Those who read this informative tattoo guide will be more knowledgeable about Japanese tattoos should they want to get inked or if they are simply interested in Japanese art and culture.
Category: Art

Studying Horiyoshi Iii

Author : Jill Mandelbaum
ISBN : 0764329685
Genre : Art
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Picking up where Bushido: Legacies of the Japanese Tattoo left off, join Horiyuki as she studies the art of Japanese tattooing with Master Horiyoshi III. Jill "Horiyuki" Mandelbaum takes you on a very candid firsthand account of her exploratiion. Follow her through text and over 270 color photographs into the studios and home of Horiyoshi as well as the shrines and temples of Japan. Offering a bold, new, and very Western perspective to studying the Japanese tattoo, this book is a must have for anyone interested in tattoo arts and cross-cultural study. With a foreword by Takahiro "Horitaka" Kitamura, this book also features never before published photos of tattoos by Horiyoshi III.
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Japanese Tattooing Now

Author : Michael McCabe
ISBN : 0764321420
Genre : Art
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Over 530 color photos display the vast range of Japanese tattoos, from traditional full-body forms to modern One-Point style. The text provides a glimpse of Japan's youth culture and recounts stories of Japanese masters of the tattoo art, including Senseis Horihide, Horiyoshi III, Horitoshi I, Horiyasu, Horikoi, and Horiuno. Readers will see some of the most intricate tattoo art in the world.
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The Japanese Tattoo Design Handbook

Author : Cocoro Books
ISBN : 1932897496
Genre : Art
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Tattooing in Japan goes back to the dawn of the nation's history. The ancient Chinese text Wei Zi of 297 AD relates that all the men of the land of Wa (Japan) wore tattoos on their faces and bodies. What began as talismanic markings used as protection against harm eventually became the decorative tattoos known as horimono. Today, the techniques and designs used in Japanese tattoos are acclaimed worldwide. In this second of two volumes presenting the work of some of Japan's leading horishi, or tattoo artists, The Japanese Tattoo Design Handbook Vol. II introduces over 80 on-skin designs from horimono masters that blend traditional and modern techniques. Fans of body art and tattooists alike will find this both an invaluable sourcebook and a fascinating first-time collection of ink design.
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Tattoos In Japanese Prints

Author : Sarah E. Thompson
ISBN : 0878468463
Genre : ART
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Reproduces ukiyo-e prints from the incomparable collection of Japanese art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Many tattoo connoisseurs consider the Japanese tradition to be the finest in the world for its detail, complexity, and compositional skill. Its style and subject matter are drawn from the visual treasure trove of Japanese popular culture, in particular the colour woodblock prints of the early nineteenth century known as ukiyo-e. This book tells the fascinating story of how ukiyo-e first inspired tattoo artists as the pictorial tradition of tattooing in Japan was just beginning. It explores the Japanese tattoo's evolving meanings, from symbol of devotion to punishment and even to crime, and reveals the tales behind specific motifs. With lush, colourful images of flowers blooming on the arm of a thief, sea monsters coiling across the back of a hero, and legendary warriors battling on the chests of actors, the tattoos in these Japanese prints can offer the same vivid inspiration today as they did two hundred years ago.
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Author : Takahiro Kitamura
ISBN : IND:30000068192750
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Journey into the elusive world of traditional Japanese tattooing. Over 200 beautiful photos by Jai Tanju capture the breathtaking tattoo artistry of famed master Horiyoshi III. Five original, unpublished prints by Horiyoshi III are included. This book is certain to fascinate everyone with an interest in tattoo culture.
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Written On Skin

Author : Takashi Kashiwagi
ISBN : 1932897100
Genre : Tattooing
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"Written on Skin is a rich layering of the story of a young woman, art, photography and a meditation on the origins, meanings, rituals, and uncertain future of traditional Japanese tattoo.
Category: Tattooing

A History Of Japanese Body Suit Tattooing

Author : Mark Poysden
ISBN : UOM:39015064964821
Genre : Art
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The history of Japanese body suit tattooing is a fascinating one that encompasses much more that just the application of inks to skin. An understanding of the subject requires knowledge of the social and political forces at work from prehistoric times to the present day. This book traces the development of those forces, their role in the growth of the military government and its efforts to control a people often less than willing to be controlled. With reference to the Edo period (1600-1867), urbanisation and the growth of Edo (modern Tokyo), the background to tattooing is carefully explained. The yakuza (Japanese mafia), their forebears and their attitudes to life, crime and tattooing are explored in great depth. The technical aspects of tattooing are similarly detailed and Horikazu, a modern practitioner of this traditional craft, is profiled. The authors visited Japan at the invitation of one of Tokyo's yakuza gangs, where they also interviewed other tattoo artists and conducted research, and they have produced a book that will doubtless serve its field as an outstanding reference resource for a generation. Tattooing is again fashionable. The authors hope this book contributes to calls for some tattoo practices to be elevated to the realm of art, of which the Japanese body suit must be the supreme example. The authors visited Japan to complete their research by interviewing the bosses of two Asakusa gangs, the tattooist Horikazu as well as other tattoo artists and tattoo specialists. They accessed documents hitherto unpublished in a European Language and returned with much exclusive illustrative material. Book jacket.
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Japanese Tattoo Sketches

Author : Daniel Martino
ISBN : 9874633832
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Japanese Tattoo Sketches is the new book from the well-known tattoo artist Leo Barada, a master in the Japanese and Oriental style. This book contains hundreds of sketches, paintings, and drawings of new tattoos as well as studies and drawings from common themes in this distinct style: dragons, snakes, geisha, fudos, samurais, kois fish, goddesses, tigers, skulls, flowers, demons, masks, etc.The book is in a comfortable, small format, ideal for travel and ready for references and study. An essential for all fans of one of the most important tattoo styles.

Horiyoshi Iii

Author : Takahiro Kitamura
ISBN : 9185453072
Genre : Shui hu zhuan
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Wabori Traditional Japanese Tattoo

Author : Kingyo Ltd.
ISBN : 9881250749
Genre : Art
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Wabori, Traditional Japanese Tattoo is an unprecedented collection of interviews from the most prestigious and influential masters of the craft. Included are hundreds of photos from top photo journalists, as well as archival material from the masters albums. The work shown in the book spans 4 decades. The full length interviews give great insight into some of the more subterranean, underworld aspects of Japanese tattooing, as well as the technical aspects of their craft. Japanese traditional tattoos are typified by a single large narrative or symbolic subject taken from Japanese iconography, which is often embellished with other complimentary elements. The motifs used range from protagonists from folkloric tales, religious deities, to animals -- both mythical and real -- which are then complimented with flowers and maple leaves, and smaller iconography, taking into account the seasonal compatibility of the main subject. While there are many tattoo cultures all over the world, Japanese tattoos are certainly some of the most powerful, aesthetic and holistically balanced, and are nothing short of breathtaking when seen in the flesh. This book will look at the tattooing tradition that is a continuation of the Edo period tattoo culture, however, there are many regional cultures and communities that have their own culture of tattooing that have existed autonomously from the Edo traditional tattoos. Included are interviews with a woodblock artisan, and the daughter of a yakuza boss who has full body tattoos to show the perspective of a client. This book will inform people wanting to know the relation between the underworld and tattoos and how this relationship is shifting. Japanese tattoos are some of the most popular tattoo styles internationally and this book will give the reader a glimpse into a hidden and inaccessible world, described with candor from the mouths of the masters themselves. This book will be an indispensable addition to any tattoo artists or aficionados collection. This book is the result of 8 years worth of getting acquainted with, and interviewing these masters from various regions of Japan, from the South Kyushu island, to the Kansai region, to Tochigi, to Tokyo.
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Author : Willem R. van Gulik
Genre : Japan
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The Japanese Tattoo Design Handbook

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ISBN : OCLC:475491171
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Fotografisk billedværk, der præsenterer tatoveringsarbejder af japanske tatovører, som arbejder i forskellige stilarter, såvel traditionelle som moderne.