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(Ichiro Morita) (Irezumi)(Japanese Tattooing)


Tokyo: Zuhushinsha, 1966 Hardcover with dust jacket and slipcase. Limited edition.
Condition: Good, Japanese and English. Some stains on edges on book. Shelfwear on slipcase. Rubbed edges,wear and stains on dust jacket.(See the photo.)

Shipped from Germany. No,return.

Book size 22 x 20 x 1.6 cm
Pages 142 pages
A unique and very special book. Very rare and extremely difficult to find. It is a great little gem

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.