Jul201014
Horiyoshi The Third: The Skin Carver video
08:23 AM


Yesterday, the Nowness premiered its film on Horiyoshi III: a beautiful collage of tattoos, historical imagery and scenes from Yokohama (home to his studio) surrounding an interview in which the master explains symbolism in Japanese motifs, his methods, the culture of tattooing and how he wants to see greater acceptance of the art.

Entitled Horiyoshi The Third: The Skin Carver, photographer and director Johnnie Shand Kydd's not only looks at Horiyoshi's master craftsmanship, but also "examines the recent influence of tattoos in fashion while taking a look at the tattoo legend's latest clothing and accessories line."

More on the Horiyoshi The Third street wear line here.

[Thanks to Evan and Zhan for the links!]
5 Comments

Amazing! Thanks for sharing.



stunning!



Marisa,

Didn't you say you were going to post a Horiyoshi interview soon? This video will suffice in the meantime; really beautifully made.



Very nice video. I'm a little confused, I always thought documentary filmakers strived for accuracy in their content, "Horiyoshi for the most part draws the tattoos freehand on the body, using an electric needle for the outlines and traditional bamboo tools for filling in color." Really? I've always read the Horiyoshi pioneered the use of the stainless steel handle with the replaceable needles.



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