22. Takahiro Kitamura on Horitoshi family

22. Horitoshi Horizakura 500x500

My name is Takahiro Kitamura, and I’m the curator of this exhibition. This is a piece by Horitoshi family, Horizakura. Horizakura tattoos in New York City, and he’s also a practitioner of Tebori, the Japanese style of hand tattooing. This suit is beautiful, I mean, what can I say – and it’s such a rich example of the Horitoshi family tradition. A great, perfect example of the Munewari chest split – you can just see that great saturation with the hand-poked black ink. This is a wonderful suit, we’re very happy to have photographed it.

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