The close relationship between the Japanese tattoo and the dark world of the yakuza has contributed to permeate this form of artistic expression with an aura of mystery.
The deep and rich meanings, shapes and motifs of the Irezumi culture are transferred from the colorful woodcut images to the skin, to embellish and protect those who choose to wear them. Through images and analysis, the book reveals the origin, meaning and secrets behind the major motifs of the traditional Japanese tattoo: animals, mythological creatures, Buddhist deities, flowers, historical characters, shunga, yokai … It features a brief overview of the history of this art in the Land of the Rising Sun, and includes a gallery of the author's original drawings. .
Yori Moriarty began his career as a tattoo artist in 2005 with the American artist Jason Kundell, who was immediately attracted to traditional Japanese tattoos. In 2007 he made his first trip to Japan, where he will work for 3 years (from 2008 to 2011) in the studio of the master Osakan Horitoshi Izumi. who will teach him everything about the practice of the Japanese tattoes.
- ISBN: 978-88-6722-499-9
- Pages: 240
- Format: paperback
- Size: 16,5 x 23,5 cm
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