Irezumi Japanese Tattooing (Ichiro Morita, 1966)


Limited Edition of 1966, the first photo book about Japanese Tattooing. The author is photographer, Ichiro Morita, with an introductory Essay by Donald Richie. Japanese and English.

This book was re-evaluated from the viewpoint of customs, psychology, art from the tattoo of Japan, pursuing the art of tattoo. The commentary stated the meaning of tattoo, what kind of people were tattooing at that time, etc. It is one book deepening about Japanese tattoo further.