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Utilizing the photography and text from, ‘Tattoo Irezumi' by Horiyoshi Yakuza, I created a book that captured the history and tradition of the ir… Read More
Utilizing the photography and text from, ‘Tattoo Irezumi' by Horiyoshi Yakuza, I created a book that captured the history and tradition of the irezumi (Japanese term for tattoo) and it's intertwined history with the Yakuza. In keeping with a Japanese theme, I bound the book in a Japanese bind. Read Less
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IREZUMI OF THE YAKUZA GANG
Student Project

As an assignment for my book design class, I chose to create a book on the history of the Japanese Yakuza Gang. The focus of the book is on the unique body art used to this day to identify Yakuza members. Utilizing the photography and text from, ‘Tattoo Irezumi' by Horiyoshi Yakuza, I created a book that captured the history and tradition of the irezumi (Japanese term for tattoo) and it's intertwined history with the Yakuza. In keeping with a Japanese theme, I bound the book in a Japanese bind.