Bushido: Legacies of the Japanese Tattoo

Bushido: Legacies of the Japanese Tattoo

Book rating: 05 Paperback

By (author) Takahiro Kitamura

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  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 278mm x 14mm | 800g
  • Publication date: 22 January 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Atglen
  • ISBN 10: 0764312014
  • ISBN 13: 9780764312014
  • Illustrations note: 220 color & 32 b/w photos
  • Sales rank: 39,137

Product description

This gorgeous book delves into the elusive world of traditional Japanese tattooing. The Samurai spirit, Bushido, is an integral component of Japanese tattooing that is traced through the imagery and interpersonal dynamics of this veiled subculture. The eloquent text is based largely on Takahiro Kitamuras experiences as client and student of the famed Japanese tattoo master, Horiyoshi III. Over 200 beautiful photos by Jai Tanju capture the breathtaking tattoo artistry of Horiyoshi III. Five original, unpublished prints by Horiyoshi III, like those in his acclaimed book, 100 Demons of Horiyoshi III, are included here. Bushido: Legacies of the Japanese Tattoo is certain to fascinate everyone with an interest in tattoo culture.

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By Freddy D'hont 29 Jul 2011 5

Great book with a lot of information on this art form. Superb photos ! I recommend this book.