Traditional Tattoo in Japan: HORIKAZU. Lifework of the Tattoo Master from Asakusa in Tokio is a highlight for all fans of tattoo, and Japan as well!Downright sensational, and uniqe up to date is a series of full-page pictures of Horikazus clients, presenting their full body tattoos openly and with self-confidence. HORIKAZU is an iconographical benchmark, and contains a fully comprehensive account of traditional Japanese tattooing. Functioning and techniques of this handicraft are shown in-depth. Furthermore you will experience the fascinating esthetics, and the complex conception of motifs in traditional Japanese tattoos – displayed in gorgeous photographs, from Koi to Kabuki, from Buddha to Benzaiten.More highlights come with pictures of the personal, and familial life of the master. You may visit his studio, and watch him tattoo his clients. The present selection of not previously published designs is a true rarity!The illustrous Sanja festival in Asakusa is displayed in stirring images from past and presence. Finally photographs from Horikazus funeral reveal another aspect of Japanese tradition, whether closest friends pay their last respects to the master.Text input from qualified authors provides access to the secretive world of images of Japanese tattoo art. Tattooists, tattoo fans and any art lover will certainly be thrilled by this unrivaled illustrated book.