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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 31 (1956). Printing limited to 500 copies.— AVAILABLE: see STOCKLIST for pricing.

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 — Fine (light wear and browning to 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 pretty binding. First published in 1936.

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...). Sous une jolie reliure. Edition originale en 1936.

Divers / Misc. — Printings: 1936, 1941, 1956, 1987. Paper and printing quality drops in the later editions (1980s).

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