Bushido: Legacies of the Japanese Tattoo

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A journey through the elusive world of traditional Japanese tattooing, based largely on Takahiro's experiences as a client and student of the master Hiryoshi III. He and Katie trace bushido, the samurai code of chivalry, through the imagery and interpersonal dynamics of the veiled subculture. They include over 200 color photographs of Horiyoshi's work, and five unpublished prints by him in a format similar to that in his </100 Demons of Horiyoshi III/>. The page titled Index is blank. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764312014
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 11/28/2000
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 345,477
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 4
Chapter 111
Chapter 230
Gallery 33
Chapter 3105
Chapter 4117
Conclusion 127
Appendix I Horiyoshi Family of Yokohama 134
Appendix II Glossaries 144
General Glossary 144
Japanese Tattoo Terminology 144
Japanese Terms 145
Appendix III The Yokohama Tattoo Museum 152
Appendix IV Artist Biographies 155
Bibliography 156
Index 158
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2001

    The Ultimate Tattoo Reference

    If you have ANY interest in tattoos whatsoever you NEED this book! The Kitamuras definetly know what they're talking about and this book is packed with history and information of Japanese tattooing that can be found nowhere else. Plus, the photos are absolutely gorgeous. I can't recommend this highly enough!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2001

    Well written for anyone and everyone

    I am a graduate student doing a thesis about tattooing. I find this book appealed to both my academic and personal interest. The pictures are fantastic, and frequent! I liked that you could see the whole body in perspective, as well as beautiful close ups. The Kitamuras have an easy-going and interesting way of getting across a lot of information to give anyone a well-organized and accurate view of Japanese tattooing (past and present), while proposing their theory of this representing the Japanese concept of the warrior (both in traditional and modern times).

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