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Yamamoto Yoshimi
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Professor of comparative cultures, Tsuru University. Received her doctorate from Shōwa Women’s University and did postgraduate research at the Academia Sinica’s Institute of Ethnology in Taiwan. Author of Irezumi to Nihonjin (The Japanese and Tattoos), Irezumi no sekai (The World of Tattoos), and other works.
“Irezumi”: The Japanese Tattoo Unveiled2017.01.30

Prized as the epitome of urban cool in the Edo period and outlawed as backward during the Meiji era, tattooing has had a checkered history in Japan. Cultural anthropologist Yamamoto Yoshimi provides a brief survey of irezumi from ancient times to the present.

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