• Tokyo Podcast 42: Irezumi Japanese Tattoos

    August 6th, 2012

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    Tokyo Podcast 42: Irezumi: The Art of the Japanese Tattoo

    Tokyo Podcast is pleased to welcome back past guest Unrested who is here to talk about an exciting announcement regarding his future in Japan. Anthony and Unrested talk about the opportunities that exist in Japan and what steps you can take to prepare yourself to look for and take advantage of the many opportunities that are here.

    Unrested also mentions his current Indiegogo campaign that his publisher is running. If you are interested in seeing some of Unrested’s artwork then head over to Indiegogo and check out their campaign trailer.

    In the second half of the show Anthony takes at look at the mysterious and beautiful world of Japanese tattoos. The history of tattooing in Japan is through to extend as far back as the Jomon period, which is 10,000 bc and even though tattooing has been in Japan for many years and is filled with historic symbolism it still hasn’t gained widespread public acceptance that tattooing has in many western countries.

    To walk us through the journey of tattooing in Japan I am joined by renowned tattoo artist Hori Benny who has been tattooing in Japan 8 years ago, first starting off as an apprentice and then turing professional in 2007. Benny can be found at the Chopstick Tattoo studio in Osaka.

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    1. I find Japanese tattoo really nice and from what I’ve read it has been a sign of rebellion before and traditionally been associated with yakuza or gang membership.

    2. Sep 2nd
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      Hey man, great podcast. I just discovered it the other day, and am so happy I did. You’ve got amazing guests and awesome topics.

      Favorites so far, Tokyo Jazz, Irezumi and the interview with Anton Kusters.

      Please keep up the great work.

      Dylan

      • Sep 2nd
        Reply

        Thanks Dylan! Always happy to hear that people are enjoying the show.

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