Jeff Gogue GUEST WORK

Date2014-10-11 to 2014-10-15
PlaceYELLOW BLAZE TATTOO
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Jeff Gogue GUEST WORK

Jeff Gogue: http://www.gogueart.com/

We are currently taking appointments for him between october 11 to 15th. Contact us directly for more information by call or e-mail.

YELLOW BLAZE TATTOO
http://www.yellowblaze.net/studio.html
Tel: +81 45-662-7807
 

10th The International LONDON TATTOO CONVENTION 2014'

Date2014-09-26 to 2014-09-28
PlaceLONDON
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10th The International LONDON TATTOO CONVENTION 2014'

SHIGE and TOMO will participate.

9th KING OF TATTOO 2014'

Date2014-10-11 to 2014-10-13
PlaceTHE ROOM (Daikanyama Tokyo)
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9th KING OF TATTOO 2014'

SHIGE and TOMO will participate.

10th Bay Area Tattoo Convention 2014'

Date2014-10-24 to 2014-10-26
PlaceSFO HYATT REGENCY (San Francisco, California)
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10th Bay Area Tattoo Convention 2014'

SHIGE and TOMO will participate.

Florence Tattoo Convention 2014'

Date2014-11-07 to 2014-11-09
PlaceFlorence (Italy)
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WORLDWIDE TATTOO CONFERENCE

Date2014-11-10 to 2014-11-12
PlaceVenice (Italy)
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WORLDWIDE TATTOO CONFERENCE

SHIGE will do the seminar for the first time in Europe.

TATOUEURS, TATOUÉS

Date2014-05-06 to 2015-10-18
PlaceMusée du quai Branly Paris (France)
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TATOUEURS, TATOUÉS

Exhibited - paintings "RINNE-Dojoji" 

PERSEVERANCE – JAPANESE TATTOO TRADITION IN A MODERN WORLD

Date2014-03-08 to 2014-09-14
PlaceTHE JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM (Los Angeles)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
PRESS CONTACT:  Koji Sakai  213.830.5653   ksakai@janm.org   http://www.facebook.com/JANMTattooShow

PERSEVERANCE – JAPANESE TATTOO TRADITION IN A MODERN WORLD

THE JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM

MARCH 8 – SEPTEMBER 14, 2014

EXHIBITION BY KIP FULBECK / CURATED BY TAKAHIRO KITAMURA

The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) proudly presents PERSEVERANCE –Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World, a photographic exhibition exploring the artistry and master craftsmanship of traditional Japanese tattooing. 

Revered as an art form worldwide for centuries, The Japanese Tattoo has a long and tumultuous history with the country of its origin. Tattooing and tattooed individuals have been persecuted and stigmatized throughout Japan – including prohibitions on public display, work requirements specifying tattoo coverage (or the complete absence of tattoos), even the outlawing of the practice itself.  Many of these bans are still in effect today.  

Despite this negative public pressure and government repression, the Japanese Tattoo tradition has not only persevered, it has thrived.  Now practiced in various forms throughout the world, traditional Japanese Tattooing is internationally renowned for its artistry, lineage, historical symbolism, and skill.  PERSEVERANCE will investigate and showcase the breathtaking artistry of the Japanese Tattoo through the works of over 30 of the world’s leading contemporary tattoo artists. 

The work of seven internationally acclaimed Japanese tattooers will be specially featured via life-sized photographs by artist Kip Fulbeck.  Utilizing the state of the art Phase One camera system, these stunning photographs capture the intricacies and flow of the Japanese Tattoo “body suit” with striking detail and clarity.  Featuring Chris Brand, Horitaka, Horitomo, Miyazo, Shige, Junko Shimada, and Yokohama Horiken.

Also showing Don Ed Hardy, Colin Horisou Baker, Stan Corona, Espi, Chris Garver, Jeff Gogue, Regino Gonzales, Jill Horiyuki Halpin, Tim Hendricks, Horikazu 4, Horikiku, Horitoshi Family Horizakura, Timothy Hoyer, Jakoh, Henning Jorgensen, Brian Kaneko, Robert Klem, Chad Koeplinger, Adrian Lee, L.A. Horitaka, Lil' Tokyo Jiro, Sulu'ape Steve Looney, Chris O'Donnell, Chuey Quintanar, Kahlil Rintye, Stewart Robson, Mike Rubendall, Evan Skrederstu, Small Paul, Luke Stewart, The Grime, Tomo, Dan Wysuph

SPECIAL EXHIBITION FEATURES

The exhibition opening features keynote speakers, book signings, and live tattooing by Chris Brand, Horitaka, Horitomo, Miyazo, Shige, Junko Shimada, and Yokohama Horiken.  Monthly live tattoo demonstrations by L.A. Horitaka, Jakoh, and Lil’ Tokyo Jiro of Onizuka Tattoo to follow.

CATALOG

An accompanying 200-page color catalog featuring essays and works by all participating artists will be published and available for sale

ADDITIONAL DESIGNS

Stickers, tenugui (traditional Japanese handkerchief), posters, and temporary tattoos designed by Chris Brand, Horitaka, Horitomo, Miyazo, Shige, Junko Shimada and Yokohama Horiken will also be available.

ARTIST/CURATOR BIOS

Kip Fulbeck is the author of several books, including Part Asian, 100% Hapa (Chronicle Books, 2006) and Permanence: Tattoo Portraits by Kip Fulbeck (Chronicle Books, 2008).  He has exhibited and performed throughout the U.S. and abroad, including solo exhibitions at the Japanese American National Museum, Invisible NYC Gallery, Space180 Gallery, Ghettogloss Gallery, Asia Society Houston, and the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center. A professor of Art at UCSB, he has been featured on CNN, MTV, The TODAY Show, and National Public Radio.

Shodai Horitaka (Takahiro Kitamura) is the author of numerous books on tattooing, including Tattooing from Japan to the West (Schiffer Publishing, 2004) and Tattoos of the Floating World: Ukiyo-E Motifs in Japanese Tattoo (KIT Publishers, 2003). He is the owner and founding tattooer at State of Grace Tattoo in San Jose, as well as the co-founder and director of the annual Bay Area Convention of the Tattoo Arts.  Kitamura is renown for his advocacy of Japanese tattooing, and has given lectures and worked as a visiting tattooer worldwide.

FEATURED TATTOOER BIOS

Chris Brand is a southern California native and one of the world’s leading tattooers. He has worked with tattoo legend Jack Rudy at the famed Tattooland in Anaheim for over a decade. He is the co-author of The Ulysses Guide to the LA River (GK Editions, 2008) and an avid muralist as well as consummate artist. He brings a unique perspective to Japanese tattooing and showcases some of the most original work to date, including Chicano/Latino interpretations of traditional Japanese styles.

Horitaka (Takahiro Kitamura)
Please see Artist/Curator bio

Horitomo (Kazuaki Kitamura) has been at the forefront of a new breed of Japanese tattooers for well over a decade.  He co-founded Three Tides Tattoo in Osaka in 1997, and later worked as an apprentice for Horiyoshi III in Yokohama.  He has drawn designs for numerous companies and products, including Sega Game Systems, and is the author of Immovable: Fudo Myo-o Tattoo Design by Horitomo (State of Grace, 2011).  In 2006, he received an artist of extraordinary talent visa from the U.S. State Department to tattoo in the U.S.  Since that time, he has worked at State of Grace Tattoo in San Jose and is now a permanent resident.

Miyazo (Masao Miyazaki) is widely considered one of Japan’s premiere traditional tattooers.  Based in Osaka, a city well known in the world of Japanese tattooing, he is the only heir to the famed Horitsune lineage. Miyazo exemplifies the regional style of bold tattooing and at a young age is considered by many worldwide to be a master tattooer.

Shige (Shigenori Iwasaki) Perhaps more than any other tattooer, Shige embodies the synthesis of traditional Japanese tattoo with contemporary European new school stylistics.  His tattoo work and paintings have been praised worldwide, and his work has been featured in magazines, conventions, museums and galleries.  A monograph of his work, entitledShige, was published in 2009 by State of Grace, with the hardcover edition quickly selling out.  He is based in Yokohama.

Junko Shimada  Originally from Japan, Shimada is a pioneer in Japanese tattooing, receiving a full body suit in the 1980’s (extremely rare for a woman at the time).  She tattoos at Diamond Club Tattoo in San Francisco, and has lectured at museums and conventions nationwide.  She possesses unparalleled inside knowledge of both the Japanese and American tattoo worlds and is recognized as the most important woman in Japanese tattooing.

Yokohama Horiken (Kenji Hori)  Originally from Yokohama, Horiken is a renowned tebori (hand tattoo) specialist, one of only a few residing in the U.S.  His work has been shown internationally, and he has been featured in numerous magazines including a 10-page feature in the prestigious Tattoo Artist Magazine. Also a recipient of the extraordinary talent visa, Horiken is a graduate of Tama Art College.

For more information, press packets, and interview requests, please contact:

Koji Sakai, Program Manager
Japanese American National Museum
213.830.5653 
ksakai@janm.org
janm.org/tattooshow


SHIGE-E Book

Date2013-01-29 to 2012-02-09
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THE OFFICIAL SHIGE BOOK DOWNLOAD IS AVAILABLE NOW!! ONLY $9.99!
You can download from the official site of "State of Grace". 

https://www.stateofgracetattoo.com/product/ 

Donation report of the East Japan Great earthquake disaster

Date2011-03-21 to 2014-01-20
  

Donation report of the East Japan great earthquake disaster 2014/1/20.

We would like to inform that on 30th January we donated 315,284 JPY from all charity goods and donations for „HOPE for Japan“ tattoos, received between August 5th 2012 to January 20th 2014, to „Support The Underground“: 

(http://stu2011.blogspot.jp/)

We donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society until the last time, but then decided to move ours and your donations to „Support The Underground“ from now on. They are actually going to the disaster areas themselves and help people with their own bodies. 

Thus, our donation will be directly used where it is needed the most, with the real meaning of charity, supported by our hope.

 

Thank you so much for everybody, who did and will donate.

Yellow Blaze Shop will continue to sell art prints and donate the proceeds to „Support The Underground“.




Donation report of the East Japan great earthquake disaster 2012/8/31.

Total raised from March 21th,2011' to August 31th,2012'  JPY1,342,893
(approx. US$ 17,093.68)

All proceeds are going to Japanese Red Cross benefitting the victims of the Great Earthquake of March 11th.
Thank you to all those who contributed and purchased our charity goods!
Charity art prints are still available at the "Yellow Blaze Shop", if you want to join in and donat.


Exhibition catalog "TPERSEVERANCE" of the Japanese American National Museum in L.A 2014'

Date2014-03-08
  
Exhibition catalog "TPERSEVERANCE" of the Japanese American National Museum in L.A 2014'

Skin & Ink issue_151

Date2014-05-16
  
Skin & Ink issue_151
April 2014'
An article of SHIGE

Exhibition catalog "Tatoueurs, Tatoues" of the quai Branly museum in Paris 2014'

Date2014-07-18
  
Exhibition catalog "Tatoueurs, Tatoues" of the quai Branly museum in Paris 2014'