Irezumi in words and image.

Not tiring of defeat leads to victory

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Senju Shunga Prints

All my Shunga and Irezumi prints are available from Senju Shunga. New prints are constantly added to the collection. Welcome.

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Downsizing. For obvious reasons.

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“Emma-o” as part of a bodysuit portrait that I am currently working on. This will be the center piece of a large “Jigoku” (Jap. buddhist hell) scene.

As some of you might have already noticed I have erased my Instagram account permanently. This means that this website is the only place to see my work or follow my progress as an artist. The reason for deleting my account is obvious. Just stop and think about it.

As far as my @senjushunga account is concerned this will be deleted at a later stage, most likely sometime in august. For the same obvious reason.

Japanese Crow with Sakura

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A Karasu (Japanese crow) on a sakura (cherry blossom) branch. Irezumi tattoo and photo made in Leeds, march 2016 by Senju Horimatsu.


After a couple of weeks on the road together with my love and partner in art, Anna, I am now back in Umeå, Sweden. Paris and Leeds were void of snow but here it still remain in stubborn piles, as if wanting to mock spring for yet another couple of weeks. I thought I would get used to this way of things but I guess I am simply not a winter persona and I long for the singing of birds and the green greeting me in the morning. Nevertheless, being at home has rarely seemed so treasurable as these days, and I am dearly looking forward to working at our home base Vackra Ting in a more focused manner than before. Perhaps spring will arrive quicker if I tease it with new creative dances.


Shunga prints re-issued in limited edition. Web shop back up.

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“Kitsune” is one of my most popular Shunga prints. Now in a new improved limited edition in the Senju Shunga Gallery Store.


After a long time of contemplating wether I should tamper with my original version of these prints, I ultimately could not resist giving it a try. I am so very happy I did. Going back into an art work and apply the time that has passed between now and then is perhaps one of the most rewarding pursuits, only matched by the rush of a great new idea that needs to be created. Not all of my works are up for new and improved editions, but besides these two portraits of mythological Japanese women, I am sure more will follow.

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Each print is limited to 50 copies only, printed on heavy matte paper. I even print my photographs on this paper. The prints are signed, stamped and numbered by me and only available from me personally. If interested in finding out more about these prints please visit the Senju Shunga Gallery Store



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