Tattoo art has entered brick-wall museums without any doubt and my images as well. Several of my images of Horiyoshi III and Horikazu clients is exhibited at new exhibition in Los Angeles. It is already the fourth museum, which created amazingly large exhibition of world tattoo art, originally set up by Museum de Branly in… Read More →
One man show in Tokyo!! I have run a single artist exhibition in Czech Center in Tokyo. Exhibition lasted almost one month from June 4 to June 30, 2017. ( Czech Embassy in Tokyo,〒150-0012 Tokyo, Shibuya, Hiroo, 2 -16-14) Among great many visitors who came to see my images, I appreciate visit of the Czech delegation… Read More →
Winter 2017 Reel
The origin of ramen is unclear. Some sources say it is of Chinese origin. Other sources say it was invented in Japan in the early 20th century. Some sources say it was invented in Italy. The name ramen is the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese lamian (拉麵). Until the 1950s, ramen was called shina soba… Read More →
Another exhibition of tattoo in brick-wall museum!! Let me invite you to another brick-wall museum. This time to “The Field Museum in Chicago, USA” where they decided to exhibit my images of Japanese tattoo masters. As I wrote earlier, time changed. An angle how people see tattoos and also prejudice the most of people has changed. The… Read More →
First Lady of Japan – Akie Abe, shows her support of Asian University for Woman and participates on university event at Tokyo American Club.
Keiko Ihara – first woman to take the podium at the elite FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) race. She hold the speech at Tokyo American Club for the Asian University of Woman where I photographed her.
Judo – Japanese martial sport. Quite surprising how 15 years cute Japanese girls can fight…..Never underestimate cute girls…. Well, to correct my previous statement, better to say: “Never underestimate anybody, regardless of sex or body weight”. I sew quite few small tiny kids who beat much bigger opponents just by using correct technique. Big muscles or heavy body… Read More →
Horiyoshi III proved himself as great painter and instead of tattoo work, he exhibit every year his drawings. It’s a great pleasure to meet this old master who even though is struggling with his health for several years his mind is occupied by young spirit. Smile and number of jokes he is throwing around created… Read More →
The 1972 image of a naked Vietnamese girl, Kim Phúc, running from a napalm attack taken by Pulitzer Prize-winner Nick Ut of the Associated Press, has become a fixture in our visual landscape. It is included on every “Ten/Fifty/Hundred Photos That Changed the World” list, present in most scholarly publications on war photography, and a… Read More →
There is no discussion in Japanese media about radiation in Tokyo. This problem does not exist. Tokyo is clean. Is that right? Few weeks ago I went to Fukushima prefecture to photograph recently opened towns (located within 20 km from Fukushima crippled nuclear power plant) which remained closed since Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident in… Read More →
Is pollution from crippled Fukushima nuclear plant solved or not? Oh yes, according Japanese newspapers everything is under control. However what does it mean under control. Here from Tokyo it almost looks the problem of pollution does not exist, however ones you go “there”, means closer to Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, you see the… Read More →
Reggae-ji, Murata Masaru by own name, is an old retired trumpetist who was member of “Septeto” music band, 30 years ago. He cannot play trumpet any more since he has no teeth any more. Ones being successful man, who even inherited a motel, he used to threw money everywhere. Nothing remained from that time. Today… Read More →
Ruriden-memorial house built to accommodate more then 600 funeral ash urns. It is a modern way of collective tomb for those who has no relatives to care about individual graves. Inside view of hexagonal temple. Little glass Buddhas are light by 2 thousands LED lights, which change color pattern according season, time etc. LED also… Read More →
Robot Pepper – humanoid developed by Japanese mobile comp. Softbank is already used by 500 company inside Japan. It can successfully fulfill common clerk / guide task. It can speak few languages, recognize faces and mood of people, it can find an answer for common task at the bank, post office, hospital etc.
Play for free copy of tattoo book of Asakusa Horikazu! 250 US$ at Amazon, 190 US$ in our online shop FREE TATTOO BOOKS AVAILABLE. Finally I also have enough books for sell and some of them are going to be FREE! Here is the deal: I have some free books available for my customers. Every customer who buys a… Read More →
Free Books available I have free copies of Asakusa Horikazu book available for those on-line magazines who are willing to write a review about this book or an interview with me, photographer of the book. Horikazu – Lifework of the Tattoo Master from Asakusa in Tokyo” is 400 + pages A4 size photo book. Horikazu was a… Read More →
FCCJ II: It is not real name (and I event don’t know real one), however ones FCCJ – Foreign Correspondent Club of Japan is closed this is a pub almost in front of the Denki Yurakucho Building where the club is located. Make sure you know that that’s the place for after-party beer. A bit… Read More →
Dream event for all games addicts including those who started in 80’s has been held in Tokyo. Analog, computer, smartphone, virtual games everything was possible to try and play. Young / old, did not matter as long as they enjoyed playing games. The most weird sub event was however a virtual concert of anime character,… Read More →
Royal Ontario Museum asked me recently to exhibit my image of Japanese tattoo art. One of them was the image exhibited last year in Museum de Branly in Paris which is image of client of Horiyoshi III. I went to visit Yokohama based world famous tattoo master and asked for permission to do so. As… Read More →