Gifu Horihide Tattoo Volumes 1 & 2 English/Japanese – 1st Edition 2002
Volume #1 – This extremely rare book is a collection of drawings, sketchings and tattoo photos from Gifu Horihide. It focuses on the Heroes of the Suikoden. Those images are stunning and this is a must have as a collectible book. Anyone interested in traditional Japanese tattoo art better keep as a reference. Descriptions are translated into English. The book contains sketches of all 108 heroes as well as the Buddhist gods and goddesses. Also there’s glossary in Japanese & English which helps you understand of Japanese history and mythology.
Volume #2 – This book is a second volume of Gifu Horihide’s work. This book rather focuses more on animal and women motifs. It also includes some amazing animals such as dragons, tigers, snakes, phoenix. This is a must have collection as well as Vol.1. Moreover, a section on the famous historical Japanese beauties. There’s a myth that a man will get attract many women with a tattoo of a woman. Thus many men choose woman motif in their tattoos.
- Condition: Used / Very Good Condition
- Paperback: 234 pages
- Publisher: Keibunsha (May 2, 2002)
- Language: English, Japanese
- ISBN-10: 4905848431
- ISBN-13: 978-4905848431
- Package Dimensions: 12 x 8.8 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds