Horishachi collector

Tattooist and Woodblock Collector


 

Horishachi has been collecting ukiyo-e since 2006 but he has been a traditional Japanese tattooist since 2001. His favorite Ukiyo-e artists are Yoshitoshi, and "the demon of painting" Kyosai.

Horishachi is especially interested by "irezumi" (in Japanese, irezumi literally means 'inserting ink') The Irezumi movement in the Edo period started with Kuniyoshi's 108 heroes of Suikoden.  After that,  Irezumi  designs were created by many artists, notably Kunyoshi and Yoshitoshi.

You can view Horishachi's tattoo work and his excellent collection of paintings and ukiyo-e on his website at horishachi.com. He has some really nice tattooed prints by Yoshitoshi, Kuniyoshi, Kunisada, and Kunichika. You can also find him on Instagram @horishachi.

 

Favorite Prints

tattooed kuniyoshi
月岡芳年 英名二十八衆句 団七九郎兵衛 Yoshitoshi/Eimei Niju hasshuku/Danshichi Kurobe/Dec.1866
yoshitoshi tattoo
月岡芳年 月百姿 史家村月夜 九紋龍 Yoshitoshi/one hundred aspects of the moon/Shikason tsukiyo Kyuumonnryu Nov.1885

 

Kunichika tattoo
豊原国周 花勇女水滸伝 Kunichika/Hanayujo Onna Suikoden/1869