Wabori ~ Manami Okazaki

December 9, 2013 @ JapanTimes

Regardless of whether you know what yobori or horimono are (the former available at ink hovels in sleazy districts worldwide, the latter involving months under the hands of a horishi [master] and his needle-tipped bamboo stick), “Wabori” author Manami Okazaki vividly illustrates the deep-rooted history of Japan’s tattoo aesthetic, its evolution from wood block printing, to social-strata signifier, through to its modern proliferation and undeniable yet overly-amplified connection to a murky underworld.

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