Monday, March 16, 2015

Monday Macro / Makro Montag


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!



19 comments:

  1. Amazing picture and such a beautiful print. Your son is very lucky.

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  2. Aber ich bin großer Fan! Was für ein Körperkunstwerk!
    Liebste Grüße von Steffi

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  3. It is very intricate. And I can't imagine how painful it must have been to get that all done.

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  4. Toll, die etwas getrübten Farben, und hier ist der ganze Rücken ein richtiges Kunstwerk.
    Liebe Grüße
    Christine

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  5. Very cool! I can't even imagine how long that took the tattoo artist!

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  6. More like art than the common tattoos!
    (I usually don't like tattoos. Reminds me of self-harm)

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  7. Was für eine Kunst, wenn man bedenkt, dass das Tattoo vor über 100 Jahren gestochen wurde. Heute ist es ja schon eher ausgefallen kein Tattoo zu haben.

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  8. Ein wirklich tolles Bild. Irgendwie sieht es fast gemalt aus. Und wenn man bedenkt, dass es schon so ewig her ist, da wundert es mich, dass es in Farbe ist. Wobei, vielleicht wurde es nachträglich coloriert?

    LG anna

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  9. So so du kommst also aus Hamburg...tzzzzzz
    Wau ein tolles Foto!!! So einem möchte ich aber nicht Nachts im wahren Leben begegnen... Wer weiss...???

    Ja, das Foto ist natürlich aus Friedrichsruh :-)
    Es ist echt zu schön dort!
    Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Feierabend!
    Liebste Grüße
    Britta

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  10. Wie schön - was für ein tolles Geschenk!

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  11. It's very interesting. I image that it took lots of time and lots of pain.

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  12. I also don't care for tattoos, but this is something. I love the poster, it will look nice on someone's wall. :)

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  13. Wow, that's amazing. Not that I would want it on my back, but wow.

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  14. Hi! It is said you son can get almost similar irezumi if he would come to Japan even now. But only criminal gangs would do irezumi now in Japan.It's better to wear a loin-cloth with irezumi. Now if you have tatoo,you would not permit to enter the public baths.

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  15. Let's hope your son doesn't like the tattoo so much that he follows suit - ha ha.
    It is rather to be admired, even though I am not personally a massive fan of tats!
    Wren x

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