Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World

See the artistry of traditional Japanese tattoo up close and personal in this stunning photographic exhibition, from the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.

Perseverance features the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists—Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka), Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii and Yokohama Horiken—along with tattoo works by selected others. Includes life-sized photographs of full body tattoos.

Designed and photographed by Kip Fulbeck
Curated by Takahiro (Ryudaibori) Kitamura

Presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney

Banner image: Tattoo by Horikiku, photo by Kip Fulbeck
Photo Gallery
Left: Tattoo by Brian Kaneko; centre: Tattoo by Chris Horishiki Brand; right: Tattoo by Miyazo.
All photos by Kip Fulbeck.
Opening Reception
September 30
6:30pm – 8pm (doors open 6pm)
Admission is free. No booking required.
Join us for the opening of Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World. The evening will feature a video message from curator and tattoo artist Takahiro (Ryudaibori) Kitamura and an opening message by Sydney-based Horisumi (Kian Forreal), the only tattoo artist in Australia to have been honoured with a Japanese tattoo name. See works by Horisumi, modelled by his clients.
Note: Venue capacity is limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Uncovering Japanese Tattoo
Honouring the connection between Japanese tattoo and ukiyo-e woodblock prints, The Japan Foundation, Sydney will present an event program linking Perseverance with the Art Gallery of NSW exhibition, Yoshitoshi: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon.
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September 28 – November 12, 2016  
Venue: The Japan Foundation Gallery
Level 4, Central Park
28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008
Gallery Hours:
Enquiries: reception@jpf.org.au / 02 8239 0055
Admission is free.

The Japan Foundation, Sydney is wheelchair accessible.
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