Monday, 26 September 2011
"Dentouwaza" is our new upcoming book.
Dates are set for the release of our third book on Irezumi. It is to be named "Dentouwaza" and features the amazing traditional, all hand-tattooed works of Nakamura Toshikazu.
While photographing for "Kokoro" in 2009, on master Horiyoshi III's recomendation, we went to visit this amazing traditional irezumi artist on the southern island of Japan called Kyushu.
We were so impressed with the work he showed us, that we immediately started drawing up plans for a future book project dedicated to this relatively unknown horishi. In 2010 we headed back with full studio gear and photographed a selection of his clients. Together with a selection of Nakamura Toshikazu's own photographs of his clientele, this has now formed itself into a one of a kind book.
Again, we will bring you the highest quality irezumi in the highest quality book we can create.
For this project we will continue with the same proffessionals that printed our earlier efforts, even though they have now moved on to another equally exeptional printing company.
The release of "Dentouwaza" will take place at the Milan Tattoo Convention 10-12 of February 2012.
The edition is limited to 550 numbered copies only.