Paul Binnie, Traditional Japanese Tattoo, Ushiwakamaru Design

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Original Japanese woodblock print. 

Artist: Paul Binnie (1967 – )
Title: Ushiwakamaru and Benkei
Edition: 32/50
Published: by the artist
Date: 2015
Size: 28.5 x 40.2 cm
Condition: Excellent condition.


In this print, Paul Binnie used an actual model and the tattoo on his chest is imagined, loosely based on the story of Ushiwakamaru (Minamoto no Yoshitsune), a general of the late Heian period. The model is holding a short sword in a similar pose to Ushiwakamaru in the tattoo. Yoshitsune has become a legendary hero in Japan for his countless military exploits recounted in the Japanese epic ‘The Tale of Heike’.


The edition number is written in pencil on the bottom margin 32/50, signed Paul Binnie also in pencil and embossed Binnie.

More Information
Print Format Oban (Vertical)
Artist Name Paul Binnie
Title Ushiwakamaru and Benkei
Subject Samurai & Male, Contemporary, Tattoo
Dimensions 28.5 x 40.2 cm