Horimatsu has a new blog entry regarding the importance of Ukiyo e in irezumi
Hey guys, I wanted to point you all in the direction of this article written by Horimatsu, good for both artist and tattoo collector, he discusses what makes up a good design when it comes to Koi tattoos. Have a read, some really valuable information there!
Hey mate, sorry about the delayed response, I haven’t found any evidence to suggest that it matters, I would recommend having a read through the following link, though I don’t think it covers the subject…. http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/shishi.shtml
Another option could be to gather up several photos from temples across china and japan and compare the positioning of each gender, if they are all consistant then you have your answer. ‘
Just a side note, they aren’t actually dogs, they are considered to be a form of lion! Good luck!
Guan Sheng is a direct descendant of Guan Yu. He bears a resemblance in appearance to his ancestor, standing at eight chi and five or six cun, with a long beard, long eyebrows and eyes like those of a phoenix’s. He brandishes a Blue Dragon Crescent Moon Blade similar to the one used by his ancestor and has a reputation for being versed in military strategy. He serves the imperial court as a general in Pudong District. When the Liangshan outlaws attack Daming Prefecture (in present-day Handan) to rescue Lu Junyi and Shi Xiu, Cai Jing recommends Guan Sheng to lead the imperial army to attack the outlaws. Guan Sheng employs the tactic of “besieging Wei to rescue Zhao”, by attacking the outlaws’ base at Liangshan, forcing them to lift the siege on Daming Prefecture. He is flanked by his deputies Xuan Zan and Hao Siwen. Zhang Heng, one of the leaders of the Liangshan navy, attempts to ambush Guan Sheng by sneaking into his camp at night but is quickly detected by the vigilant general and captured.
Thanks!! I do, just about to start at a new shop - Capricorn Bodyart in Melbourne Australia
Hey Guys, sorry for the absence, I will try to make a new post tomorrow for you all! If anyone has any suggestions or questions please shoot me a message!
I am busy preparing to start in a new shop at the moment so please bare with me. I will also post details and some flash once things start coming together! Hope you are all well!
sorry, been spending time with my Fiance, will have some new posts up soon!