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TAMABAYASHI Haruo. Bunshin Hyakushi / Japanese Tatoo (1936)




TAMABAYASHI Haruo. Irezumi Hyakushi / Bunshin Hyakushi (Tatoos of a Hundred Shapes / Tatouages aux cent formes). Tokyo: Bunkawadoshobo, Showa 16 (1941). 3rd printing.— AVAILABLE: see STOCKLIST for pricing RESERVED.

Description — 12mo (18,5 x 14 x 2,5 cm), (18)-360 p., 450 g.
Pictorial Bradel paper binding, b&w photographs & illustrations, one 3-p. & five 2-p. fold-outs. Text in Japanese.
Reliure bradel papier ill. coul., photographies & illustrations n&b, 1 triple et 5 doubles pages dépliantes. Texte en japonais.

État / Condition — Good (browned back, damaged case).

Remarques & avis / Review — An excellent research on Japanese tatoo, its culture and tradition, significations and techniques, from its origins to the 1930s (Yedo, Tokyo, the Edokko, Me-gumi, Yakuza, prostitutes, tatoo as a punishment mark, at the theater, the secret of tools and erasing, renowned tatoo-masters...), profusely illustrated with b&w photographs of tatooed bodies, ukiyoe reproductions, drawings and schemes (tools, etc.). The last part is dedicated to tatoo around the world : among the Ainus and in Okinawa-Ryuku (where only women are tatooed), in Asia (Polynesia, Maori, Papua, Laos...), in the West (England, Europe, mariners, the USA...). In a fine binding.

Un excellent ouvrage de référence sur le tatouage japonais, ses cultures et traditions, ses significations et techniques, de ses origines aux années 1930 (Edo, Tokyo, les Edokko, Me-gumi, Yakuza, prostituées, tatouage-punition, au théâtre, le secret des outils et techniques d'effacement, les maîtres-tatoueurs célèbres...), abondamment illustré de clichés en noir de corps tatoués, de reproductions d'ukiyoe, de dessins et schémas (outils, etc.). La dernière partie est consacré au tatouage à travers le monde : chez les Aïnus et à Okinawa-Ryukyu (où seules les femmes sont tatouées), en Asie (Polynésie, Maori, Papouasie, Laos...), dans le monde occidental (Angleterre, Europe, marins, USA...). Dans une très jolie reliure.

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