DENTOWAZA - Hand tattooed Irezumi masterpieces by Nakamura Toshikazu.

Dentowaza showcases the work of southern Japan Irezumi artist Nakamura Toshikazu. His style is bold and strong, breathing the air of Irezumi as it must have looked during the Edo period (1603-1868), when the Japanese tattoo grew to become an exiting phenomena amongst the working class and artisans of feudal Japan. Recently captured high quality studio photographs combined with rich visual material from Nakamura Toshikazu’s private portfolio creates a substantial source of inspiration for anyone looking to further expand their knowledge of the true path of the traditional Japanese tattoo in all its graphic splendor.

Book Facts: Limited Edition 550 copies. Hardcover and threadbound. 24x34 cm (9,5x13,5 inches). 144 pages. 200+ color and b/w photos. 150 gr Gallery Art Silk paper. Kofuu Senju design. Printed on a Komori printing press by Göteborgstryckeriet, Gothenburg, Sweden.

 

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