A print of a photo by Kusakabe Kimbei (1841 - 1934). This photo of a tattooed peasant was taken around 1875. The tradional Japanese tattoo has several names, horimono or irezumi. Irezumi describes tattoos which cover very large parts of the body.
I am not a huge fan of tattoos but when I spotted this print at a gallery I was fascinated by the details and the intricate patterns and colours.
A present for my son - he will love the print!