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納札集 大正十四年 八月 江戸彫勇會 | 神田明神界隈(アーカイブ)

納札集 大正十四年 八月 江戸彫勇會 | 神田明神界隈(アーカイブ)

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Having myself previously visited the magnificent land of Japan, I waited with great interest for the arrival of "Tattoo in Japan" book of Edition Reuss. Browsing and reading this impressive.

"Yakuza (ヤクザ or やくざ), also known as gokudō (極道), are members of traditional organized crime syndicates in Japan. The Japanese police, and media by request of the police, call them bōryokudan (暴力団), literally "violence group", while the yakuza call themselves "ninkyō dantai" (任侠団体 or 仁侠団体), "chivalrous organizations". ... " http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakuza

Tattoos are completely taboo in Japan. They are associated with criminal groups such as the Yakuza. It's too bad since Japanese tattoo (irezumi) is amongst the most respected global tattoo traditions.

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Everyone needs a Yakuza friend. I have four in my address book.

Les bas fonds de Katsumi Watanabe - Culture / Next

Les bas fonds de Katsumi Watanabe

ツッパリ、校内暴力

ツッパリ、校内暴力

Yakuza Shrine in Asakusa Tokyo. In Japanese law, yakuza, or Japanese mafia is not allowed to show their tattoos in public except for Sanja Matsuri (festival). Sanja Matsuri is held on the third weekend of every May at Asakusa Shrine.

Yakuza members participate in carrying a local shrine through the streets of a Japanese city.

<b>A glimpse at what is known as the geisha golden age — and the kimonos are absolutely striking.</b>

12 Gorgeous Color Photos Of Geisha In The Late 1800s

<b>A glimpse at what is known as the geisha golden age &mdash; and the kimonos are absolutely striking.

A country woman successfully entertains a child with a handmade toy.  Hand-colored photo, 1910, Japan.  Photography  by Tamamura Kozaburo

A peasant woman entertains a child with a handmade toy, 1910 by Tamamura Kozaburo

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