Eugene Middleton

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The Most Famous Female Samurai: Tomoe Gozen - Tomoe Gozen, c. 1157–1247, a Genpei War-era samurai, leaning on her naginata (pole weapon). Library of Congress Prints Collection

Tomoe Gozen, c. a Genpei War-era samurai, leaning on her naginata (pole weapon). She was a late twelfth-century female samurai warrior, known for her bravery and strength. She is believed to have fought in and survived the Genpei War.

Woodblock Prints in the Ukiyo-e Style | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tōshūsai Sharaku – Otani Oniji II, dated The Kabuki actor Otani Oniji II in the role of Yakko (manservant) Edobe.

Mistress of Kirino Toshiaki from the series Eastern pictures of heroic women compared / Yoshitoshi 1880

Mistress of Kirino Toshiaki from the series Eastern pictures of heroic women compared / Yoshitoshi 1880

An incredible shot from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, an Albumen silver print from a glass negative from the 1870's of a man with some traditional tattooing. Not much is known about this photograph but it is inscribed in pencil on mount, recto BC: "Mechanic Tatooing" and is part of the Gilman Collection of the Museum. A great little slice of history.

Irezumi refers to the colourful Japanese tattooing tradition visible on this figure's back. It's a form of mechanic tattooing, Artist: unknown

The ancient art form of Japanese Tattoo was known to exist 10,000 years b.c. Historically tattoos were of both spiritual and social significance denoting ritual and status. In approx. 300 - 600 a.d. they began to assume negative connotation and were placed on criminals to denote punishment. Samurai warriors often had whole body tattoos and in more recent history they have been associated with the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia gangs.

MUSEUM LUDWIG : Japanese photography from the century. Japanese man with tattoo. Atelier Beato,Sumo-wrestler,Japan,around Museum Ludwig/Photographic collection (Collection Lebeck)