Decadence and Dissolution Tattoo & Kabuki Designs by Kunichika

Author(s): Jack Hunter

japanese tattoo | african, asian & oceanic art

Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900) was one of the last great masters of ukiyo-e, the Japanese art of woodblock-printing. Inspired by the plays, actors and customs of kabuki theatre and using vibrant new chemical dyes imported from Europe, Kunichika created a visually dazzling pictorial record of this long-lost, decadent underworld of old Edo. Decadence and Dissolution collects over 150 of Kunichika's most striking and innovative designs from kabuki theatre, presented in large-format and full-colour throughout. Many have never been published before, even in Japan.


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General Fields

  • : 9781840683035
  • : Creation Books
  • : Shinbaku
  • : January 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jack Hunter
  • : Paperback
  • : 160