Tattoos of the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Motifs in the Japanese Tattoo

Tattoos of the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Motifs in the Japanese Tattoo

by TAKAHIRO KITAMURA, Katie M. Kitamura
     
 

This unique book by tattoo artist Takahiro Kitamura (Horitaka, a pupil of Horiyoshi III) discusses the art of the Japanese tattoo in the context of Ukiyo-e, concentrating on the parallel histories of the woodblock print and the tattoo. Through high quality illustrations it shows that the Japanese tattoo is highly reliant on and linked to the woodblock print and

Overview

This unique book by tattoo artist Takahiro Kitamura (Horitaka, a pupil of Horiyoshi III) discusses the art of the Japanese tattoo in the context of Ukiyo-e, concentrating on the parallel histories of the woodblock print and the tattoo. Through high quality illustrations it shows that the Japanese tattoo is highly reliant on and linked to the woodblock print and that it deserves a position among the other art forms. A range of typical ukiyo-e motifs in the Japanese tattoo are discussed and illustrated by the original Japanese prints, and sketches, drawings and tattoos by tattoo master Horiyoshi III. The book ends with a special essay by Don Ed Hardy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789074822459
Publisher:
Amsterdam Tattoo Museum
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Pages:
140
Sales rank:
952,884
Product dimensions:
8.88(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.37(d)

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