Softcover, 120 glossy pages, 61 photos, most in full color, with captions. Many photos of nude or nearly-nude male tattoo owners with designs covering the entire back. No photos of any women. *** Photos by Ian Buruma. Foreword by (Shotaro Yamada) Horibun II. Blurb: "A definitive treatment of the subject, including discussions of the history, symbolism, and social function of tattooing in Japan."
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Used availability for Ian Buruma's The Japanese Tattoo
October 1990 : USA Hardback
Title: The Japanese Tattoo
Author(s): Donald Richie, Ian Buruma
ISBN: 0-8348-0149-3 / 978-0-8348-0149-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Weatherhill Inc
Availability: Amazon UK
July 1980 : USA Paperback