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Author Kitamura, Takahiro.

Title Tattoos of the floating world : Ukiyo-e motifs in Japanese tattoo / Takahiro Kitamura
Published Leiden : Hotei Pub., [2003]


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Description 150 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary "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 place 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 Hiroyoshi III."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-115)
Subject Tattooing -- Japan.
Color prints, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868.
Tattooing in art.
Genre/Form Catalogs.
Author Kitamura, Katie M.
LC no. 2003537811
ISBN 9074822452