The seventh in a series of films chronicling the travels of the gypsy gentleman. A travel documentary profiling the world’s greatest tattooers and the world’s most fascinating places.
Music by Lucero, Bee caves; Photographs by Zozios, Taki, fatlace.com
Video production by Machindo Productions
Horiyoshi III (Yoshihito Nakano)
Term “Shuhari” implies stages in improvement of practical arts. I like this term. Actually it means the three stages of learning mastery: the fundamentals, breaking with tradition and parting with traditional wisdom. It has been my motto not only for my Irezumi art, also for my personality development through my life as a single man.
Since I have come to be apprenticed to Master Horiyoshi in 1971, I have trained myself, kept self-development and succeeded Horiyoshi’s name as Horiyoshi the third in 1979. Now I feel it is my duty and responsibility as Horiyoshi 3 to carry Master’s spirit and develop Horiyoshi’s art.
Shige (Shigenori Iwasaki)by Takahiro Horitaka Kitamura