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Kunisada and the Tattoos of Kabuki Theatre

Kunisada and the Tattoos of Kabuki Theatre
The urban culture that developed in Edo city (today’s Tokyo) in the 18th and 19th century was a pleasure seeking one as townspeople saw kabuki theatre as the ultimate entertainment. Kabuki and its lively and daring performances offered a break amid a restricted lifestyle with plays largely ...
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Yoshitoshi Tsukioka and the Japanese Tattoo Legacy

Yoshitoshi Tsukioka and the Japanese Tattoo Legacy
Yoshitoshi Tsukioka was one of the leading figures in ukiyo-e during the Meiji era (1868-1912), and perhaps the greatest ukiyo-e artist among his contemporaries. Yoshitoshi’s style was dynamic and distinctive: he was known for experimentation in style and genre, as well as for his innovative works ...
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Kuniyoshi Utagawa – Master of Japanese Tattoos

Kuniyoshi Utagawa – Master of Japanese Tattoos
Many would recognize Kuniyoshi as one of the most iconic Japanese woodblock print artists, yet he is also credited with influencing another visual art form, that of traditional tattoo designs. These are still a source of inspiration and are followed with precision by tattooists practising Japanese ...
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Wabori & Ukiyo-e

Wabori & Ukiyo-e
The Art of Traditional Japanese Tattoos and Woodblock PrintsJapanese Gallery Kensington were proud to share a collection of extraordinary traditional woodblock prints at the London Tattoo Convention in September 2019. Featuring works by the great masters of ukiyo-e such as Kuniyoshi, Kunichika, and ...
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