Japanese Tattooing from the Past to the Present

A history of tattooing in Japan. Section headings include:
– The Jomon to the pre-Edo period
– Tattooing in the Ainu and the Ryukyu
– Socio-cultural Background
– Legal prostitution
– Kishobori – the vow tattoo
– Penal Tattooing
– The Origin of Pictorial Tattooing
– The Meiji Era (1868-1912) to the Present
– Nakedness
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