di Yori Moriarty

JAPANESE TATTOOS. Meanings, Shapes and Motifs

This intimate relationshiop of Japanese tattooing with the dark world of the yakuza has helped cover this form of artistic expression with an aura of mystery. But the culture of irezumi is deep and rich in meanings, shapes and motifs that have gone from colour woodblock prints to being applied to theskin to beauty and protect their bearers.This richly illustrated book reveals the meaning and the secrets behind the most significant motifs from traditional Japanese tattooing -such as mythological and supernatural creatures, animals, Buddhist deities, flowers and historial characters.

Veste editoriale: Cartonato
Formato: 21x28,5
Pagine: 240
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Lingua: GB
Anno: 2018

ISBN: 9788416851966