Monthly Archives: June 2013

Tattoo Sleeves Instant Kabuki

The adjacent photograph shows a relatively new trend for very cheap, disposable tattoo sleeves… to what end, I’m not sure. I thought I’d try one on in the interests of researching the fashion in the kabuki theatre for representing heroes … Continue reading

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Toshidama Gallery Japanese Prints: Okubi-e Portraits

Toshidama Gallery Japanese Prints: Okubi-e Portraits.

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Okubi-e at Toshidama Gallery

We’ve just launched a fine new exhibition at the gallery celebrating a genre of portrait heads known as okubi-e. These fabulous prints are terribly rare and hugely collectible.  We’re showing three major okubi-e by Kunichika, including his masterpiece, Nakamura Shikan … Continue reading

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