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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 Kitamura s 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III Over 200 beautiful photos by Jai Tanju capture the breathtaking tattoo artistry of Horiyoshi III Five original, unpublished prints by Horiyoshi III, like those in his acclaimed book, 100 Demons of Horiyoshi III, are included here Bushido Legacies of the Japanese Tattoo is certain to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....

Title : Bushido: Legacies of the Japanese Tattoo
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ISBN : 0764312014
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Schiffer Pub Ltd 1St Edition edition January 1, 2001
Number of Pages : 160 pages
File Size : 762 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Bushido: Legacies of the Japanese Tattoo Reviews

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-03-30 11:22

    I'm a fan of Asian ink, especially Japanese art. Beautiful pictures of the tattoos. Really interesting to read about the style of it's body art from another culture and country.

  • CDP's Onceagain habit of purchasing
    2019-04-09 17:27

    This is a book of one families tattoos. Neat to thumb thru. I like it. I both admire the art and the Bushido culture of skin art. I don't even have a tattoo.

  • Benjamin Barrera
    2019-03-29 11:35

    I got this one to get some ideas for a tattoo. In the end a learn a lot about the Japanese tattoo history but I didn't get a lot of inspiration. The book guides you thru the different styles and methods that its nice but if you're looking for some ideas look for other books.

  • Merrily Baird
    2019-04-15 18:34

    It appears to be the sad fate of English-language books on the Japanese tattoo that they so rarely combine all the desired publishing strengths--first-rate photography, unique insights, disciplined writing, and careful documentation--in a single volume. And this is disappointingly the case with Takahiro Kitamura's "Bushido: Legacies of the Japanese Tattoo." The book includes, as previous reviewers have noted, stunningly beautiful photographs, and it benefits mightily from the personal access of Kitamura (who tattoos as the artist Horitaka) to modern practitioners of the Japanese tattoo. However, it is also the case that only a minute percentage of the book's illustrations are captioned and explained, the text keeps shifting perspective and voice, and the glossaries and index are inadequate.

  • Rick B.
    2019-04-17 16:29

    This book has some of the nicest tatt's that I have ever seen.

  • Sarah A. Lambros
    2019-03-24 12:26

    Excellent book. Informative. Beautiful photographs of tattoos.

    2019-04-18 13:20

    Really great book for someone diving into this area of tattooing. More words than pics but hats not always a bad thing! I for sure learned a lot in this one!

  • ChefCheyanne
    2019-03-21 18:24

    Recommended to me by a well known tattoo artist, this book truly gave me the nuts and bolts info I needed to make the big leap. Especially helpful