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Horikazu: Lifework of the Tattoo Master from Asakusa in Tokyo

Traditional Tattoo in Japan

By Martin Hladik

Published by Editions Reuss, this massive, thick hardcover book presents a rare and intimate view into the lifework of a remarkable Japanese tattoo artist. Photographer Martin Hladik spent years alongside the tattoo master Horikazu to capture these 460-plus images. Interviews with the late master (2011) and his successor Horikazuwaka delve into the still-hidden world of traditional Japanese tattooing and provide insights into the art of tattooing in Asakusa and the protagonists of a recognized dynasty of tattoo artists.

Hardcover. 492 pages. Measures 11 1/2" X 11 1/2"

$199.99 USD