21/02/2016

小妻容子 (Ozuma Kaname)




Ozuma Kaname (小妻要, 1939 - 2011) was a painter/artist from Tokyo, who worked closely with japanese tattoo-artists (Horiyoshi III), creating amazing pieces of art on silk. Born in Niigata, Ozuma Kaname began studying traditional Japanese painting under his uncle, artist Sakai Soushi. As much as he was inspired by the art of japanese traditional tattooing, irezumi, as much he also inspired tattoo-artists and his second book that came out in 1995, was a true source of inspiration and reference... (continue reading on his facebook page)