13. Takahiro Kitamura on Jiro Yaraguchi

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My name is Takahiro Kitamura, curator of Perseverance. This is a tattoo by Jiro Yaraguchi, also known as Little Tokyo Jiro. And, you know, he certainly lives up to the name because he owns this town. This is a great rendition of Kidomaru, based off of a Kuniyoshi print, and really shows the rich tradition, the lineage from woodblock print to tattoo – this is great. This is a modern masterpiece.

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