Traditional Japanese Tattoo Presentation

Traditional Japanese Tattoo Presentation

By HORISUZU, United Arrows—Portland, OR
May 24, 6pm
Free to the Community

 

We are pleased to invite Horisuzu, of The Ryugendö Family’s United Arrows Tattoo Parlor, to discuss the art, tradition, history, and culture of Japanese Tattoo while displaying his breathtaking works.

Horisuzu uses machine work for lines and mainly Tebori hand work for color and shading. Tebori is the traditional method of tattooing by hand—a method that has been practiced for over 400 years in Japan. Horisuzu works at United Arrows—Portland, Oregon, Ryugendo-Tokyo, Japan, and, on occasion, travels abroad.

Horisuzu apprenticed under Ryugen Sensei of Tokyo, Japan, is a member of the Ryugendo Family, and has been tattooing for 15 years.

Of his art, he says, “I feel a great sense of pride and connection to those that came before me. I thank Ryugen Sensei for his guidance. I was honored to be given the working title of Horisuzu by my sensei. I represent to the best of my ability, the values, skills, and insight that I have been handed down. With that guidance I represent the Traditional Japanese Tattoo here in the Northwestern United States. I am one of only a handful of tebori (tattooing by hand) artists working inside the continental United States who studied under a Japanese master.”


Presented as part of The Art & Culture of Japan

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  • May 24, 2017
    6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 541-387-8877

Venue Website:

Address:
215 Cascade Avenue, PO Box 1543, Hood River, Oregon, 97031, United States

Description:
Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) is located in downtown Hood River, Oregon in the heart of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. This thriving art center increases and enhances the opportunities for artists and residents of the greater Columbia River Gorge community to participate in arts education and the literary, performing, and visual arts.

  • May 24, 2017
    6:00pm - 7:00pm