Tattooed Japanese man.

Japanese full body tattoo. Traditional Japan Tattoos

Japanese with full body tattoo

An elaborately Tattooed Japanese man.

Tattooing of this complex and highly coloured type was at one time not uncommon in Japan.

From the book: Living Races of Mankind. A popular illustrated account of the customs, habits, pursuits, feasts, and ceremonies of the races of mankind throughout the world by Henry Neville Hutchinson (1856-1927), John Walter Gregory and Richard Lydekke. Published by Hutchinson & Co. Paternoster Row, London 1902.

Note:  Japanese koto. Instrument for traditional Japanese music.

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