Bushido : Legacies of the Japanese Tattoo

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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 Five original, unpublished prints by Horiyoshi III, like those in his acclaimed book, 100 Demons of Horiyoshi III, are included here.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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 216 x 278 x 14mm | 799.99g
  • Schiffer Publishing Ltd
  • Atglen, United States
  • English
  • 220 color & 32 b/w photos
  • 0764312014
  • 9780764312014
  • 56,008

About Takahiro Kitamura

Takahiro Kitamura, who tattoos as Horitaka, currently resides and works in California. Katie Kitamura is pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of London. Jai Tanju is a photographer in San Jose, California.show more

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Great book with a lot of information on this art form. Superb photos ! I recommend this book.show more
by Freddy D\'hont
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