Saturday, 18 February 2012


Come and join us for our "KOKORO" exhibition in the exclusive Somerset House in the centre of London (The Strand, WC2)! 

The "KOKORO"exhibition is our take on showing the heart of Japan through the art of Horiyoshi III and the Photographs of Alex Kofuu Reinke and Matti Senju Sedholm. It was organized by Claudia De Sabe, Stephen Doherty and Kofuu-Senju Publications.

The exhibition starts march 21st and lasts for 3 months until the 1st of July 2012. 
You will have the rare chance to purchase original artwork of Horiyoshi III ! 

It will be located in Somerset house' Courtyard rooms and the admission is FREE! Open daily from 10:00-18:00. We hope to see as many of you as possible :-)!
Thank you in advance for your support!

Saturday, 21 January 2012

"Ryushin" 40% off!! Just 5 more days!!!

Kofuu-Senju Publications classic book of Irezumi master Horiyoshi III's fantastic dragon painitngs is still obtainable for merely 119 Euro plus shipping. The offer ends on January 26th, so be on your toes for this one!
Find more info in here !

Horiyoshi III of Yokohama
photo by Alex Reinke

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

"Ryushin" 40% off! Just nine more days to go.

Horiyoshi III working in his Yokohama Studio 2009.

Only 9 more days to go for our 40% off drive for our classic book Ryushin. It's a limited edition of 1000 copies. The right time to get is now.

Today we sent back the approved test print for Dentowaza. All we have to do now is wait!
There will be more news as events unfold. And don't miss out on the chance of meeting us in person on the Milano Tattoo Convention February 10-12! Official book release! 

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Our book of Horiyoshi III's dragon paintings, Ryushin, now 40% off for a limited time!

 Coinciding with the release of our new Irezumi book, Dentowaza,  we are offering our classic first book Ryushin at a reduced price. Perhaps the best book to date featuring the ink paintings of master Horiyoshi III of Yokohama. Orginally priced at 199 Euro plus shipping it is now available for 119 Euro plus shipping. Shipping worldwide is 35 Euro.
 Easiest way to order is to pay directly to our PayPal account Write "Ryushin 40% off", so we know what you are ordering.
The offer is valid until the 26th of January 2012.

 Book Facts:

Limited edition of 1000 copies.
Hardcover and threadbound.
Embossed cover title and spine.
24 x 34 cm (aprox. 9,5 x 13,5 inches)
208 pages printed on uncoated 150 gr Scandia 2000 paper.
Careful editing and personal design by Kofuu-Senju Publications
Printed by Fälth & Hässler, Sweden.
Featuring photography by Alex Reinke and Matti Sedholm

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Irezumi - traditional Japanese tattoos by Nakamura Toshikazu in a new book out soon.

Traditional Japanese full body tattoo by Nakamura Toshikazu depicting snakes together with peony flowers.
The Japanese tattoo (Irezumi) reveals itself in various forms, mostly depending on the individual tattooer, but also owing its final shape to geographic location and how this interacts with the people living in one particular area of Japan.
Nakamura Toshikazu sensei tattoos entirly by hand using traditional tools. His southern, small town location has greatly contributed to the look of his work.

One of the last to tattoo without electrical machines, he is now presented by Kofuu-Senju Publications in a new photobook to be released at the Milan Tattoo Convention in February.

The book, titled Dentōwaza, is a strictly limited and numbered edition of 550 copies only. In order to be sure to obtain one of these, pre-ordering is highly recomended since our small editions sell out rapidly. Information on how to pre-order can be found at the top right of this blog.