Yakuza Tattoo PBK
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Yakuza Tattoo offers a unique insight into the dragons, fish and gods that form the identity of the Yakuza. While the motifs are inspired by the structure of the organisation, Japanese history and mythology, younger members tend to add a contemporary touch to their body art. Author Andreas Johansson is an academic and one of a small number of people who have been allowed to photograph and interview members of one of the world’s most secretive organisations.The book includes detailed images of widely different Yakuza tattoos. At one stage, right in the middle of a gang war, Johansson frequented the shady night clubs, bars, restaurants and back streets of Yokohama in the company of a Yakuza boss. He also visited the homes of members of the Yakuza, documenting Yakuza symbols and body art.
ISBN 9789188369215. Dokument Press.