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-Limited edition of 600
-Hardcover -Embossed front and back.
– approximately 200 pages
-150 £ plus 20 £ shipping
For our fifth book in our Premium series on the subject matter of Irezumi we have chosen to bring our readers the second half of the previously unpublished artworks by Yokohama Irezumi designer Ôsen. Due to the very high demand our last publication ‘OSEN’ sold out within 4 months and this one seems to break the record. The book was presented at the Brighton Tattoo Convention 2014.
Book contents: Very little is known about this artist and all that remains of his work is a brilliant collection of paintings and drawings for Japanese traditional tattooing.
The art of Ôsen is an impressive testament to how innovative a single individual can be when interpreting a strong visual tradition and his work has been used by Yokohama based Muramatsu Yoshitsugu aka Horiyoshi I who befriended the artist, as well as Horiyoshi II and H III. It has exercised a tremendous impact on the development of the Irezumi we know today.
Photos and texts of and by H III, Alex Kofuu Reinke Horikitsune and Matti Senju Horimatsu.