The Japanese Tattoo by D.M. Thomas, Sandi Fellman

The Japanese Tattoo

D.M. Thomas, Sandi Fellman

120 pages first pub 1987 (editions)

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A crimson fish wrestles a man. A horned demon stares menacingly. These vivid scenes are tattoos, created in pain, incised in the flesh of the Yakuza, Japan's feared secret society of gangsters. They are the visions of the Irezumi, the legendary ta...

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