We had a TATTOO NIGHT at the foreign correspondence club of Japan last week in Tokyo. It was an amazing experience and all three of us had to talk for a few minutes on the subject of Japanese traditional Tattooing. 160 Journalists and a few TV stations were there to document the evening. The renown media moguls Reuters, Swiss NZZ, German national Television ZDF and French TV were there aswell. We are not sure who publishes what and when but it was definately a fantastic opportunity to change the public view of Japanese Tattooing to the better. Here a link to the first article on the subject.
It was an honour to be part of this great event and to speak at a place where the Dalai Lama, Yukio Mishima, and lots of different U.S. presidents and Japanese prime ministers have had their say in the decades of the FCCJ’s existence. In the audience were many friends of Horiyoshi 3 like the Photographer Mr Masato Sudo who did the Ransho book , Artist Mr Hajime Sorayama, Mr Tenmyoja and many more.