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Thimo from Germany came for a visit in order to start a new Nagasode irezumi tattoo. After three sessions we left it like this. Hopefully it will be concluded before the end of this upcoming summer.
>Kofuu-Senju Publications classic book of Irezumi master Horiyoshi III’s fantastic dragon painitngs is still obtainable for merely 119 Euro plus shipping. The offer ends on January 26th, so be on your toes for this one!Find more info in the upper right of this blog. Horiyoshi III of Yokohama.photo by Alex reinke
> Today I colored the big pink botan (peony) and the details of the dragons head. The yellow is still a bit bloddy in the photo, but usually rotary machine works stops bleeding within the minute. This traditional japanese tattoo has been in the works for a few years now. Odd how time slips away. [...]
>I am selling some of my Tebori (hand tattooing tools). Custom made for me by a local knifemaker and blacksmith. This one turns into a hand made knife with a supersharp beautiful damscus blade in tanto shape. Sheath made from laquered birch. Handle from birch and iron. It fits with the needle cartouches designed by [...]
> Horiyoshi III tattooing in Yokohama september 2009. As mentioned earlier, Kofuu-Senju Publications are celebrating the upcoming release of their new book, “Dentowaza” by lowering the price of “Ryushin” until the 26th of january!This is a strictly limited edition of 1000 copies of which two thirds are already sold, so this is Your opportunity to [...]
> Anton is getting somewhere with his Chushingura full body Irezumi piece. Over christmas Anton returned in order to start coloring his Chushingura (Loyal 47 Ronin) backpiece. In the en we will end up with a fully closed (Donburi) body suit in one way or the other incorporating all the famous fortyseve ronin. For anyone [...]
> Uesugi Kenshin and Takeda Shingen in their famous stand off . Uesugi Kenshin (top) and Takeda Shingen (bottom). Characters based on a Kabuki woodblock print by Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900) Fugen Bosatsu bonji. This piece was started about 4 years ago. During that time Emanuel moved away to Stockholm in order to study, and the [...]
> Coinciding with the release of our new Irezumi book, Dentowaza, we are offering our classic first book Ryushin at a reduced price. Perhaps the best book to date featuring the ink paintings of master Horiyoshi III of Yokohama. Orginally priced at 199 Euro plus shipping it is now available for 119 Euro plus shipping. Shipping worldwide is 35 Euro. Easiest [...]
> I wish all my readers a truly Happy New Year.