Tattoo by Horikiku / Photo by Kip Fulbeck

Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World

September 28 – November 12, 2016
The Japan Foundation Gallery


Get up close and personal with Japanese tattoo in this stunning photographic exhibition from the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.

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

Presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney

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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Left: Dawn moon and tumbling snow – Kobayashi Heihachiro 1889
Right: Moon of pure snow at Asano river – Chikako, the filial daughter Dec 1885


Yoshitoshi: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon

August 20 – November 20, 2016
Art Gallery of NSW 


One Hundred Aspects of the Moon is a series of ukiyo-e woodblock prints by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi [1839-1892], featuring scenes and characters from famous legends and historical tales that still appear in Japanese tattoo today.

Presented by the Art Gallery of NSW

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