Kusakabe Kimbei

PAYSAN TATOUÉ

About this photograph

Japan, about 1875. The technique of traditional Japanese tattoo has several names, irezumi or horimono. Horimono refers to tattoo in general. However, irezumi is the term generally assigned to traditional tattoo covering large parts of the body, going as far as the typically Japanese integral tattoo, which covers the body like a second skin. Japanese tattoo patterns are influenced by traditional art, popular stories and religion.

Read more Read less

Create your customised art photograph

1
2
3
Format
Finish
Frame

Next step

Previous step

Next step

Previous step

Worldwide Home Delivery
FREE returns until 15 January 2018
Art Photographs with a certificate of authenticity
Photographs carefully packaged and protected during transport
Delivery for Christmas!
Delivery
Delivery in Galleries
Free
Home delivery

The photographs are carefully packaged in order to ensure their optimal protection during transport.

Return
You have two weeks (from receipt of your order) to notify us about your return request.To do so, please contact our customer services who will outline the procedure.
The artist
Kusakabe Kimbei

Kusakabe Kimbei (1841-1934), one of the most accomplished Japanese photographers of his time, ran a studio in Yokohama from the early 1880 s until 1913. Kusakabe Kimbei worked with Felice Beato and Baron Raimund von Stillfried as an assistant photographer colourist before opening his own workshop in the Bentendori area of Yokohama in 1881. He also opened a branch in the Ginza area of Tokyo. As Baron von Stillfried’s protégé, Kusakabe Kimbei continued the tradition of studio portraits and took shots of the country while he developed his own Japanese sense of photography. Likened today to postcards, his work was collected by tourists and exported for sale as curiosities to those who could not visit Japan. He stopped working as a photographer in 1912-1913.

The YellowKorner Quality
High quality prints crafted by experts
More info
Previously viewed