Category: Japan

29 Dec

Japanese Tribal Tattoo, Jomon Tattoo

Juju Kurihara 0 Comments

Japanese tattoo is well-known because of Yakuza films. But there are also tribal tattoos that have been a tradition of Ainu and Ryukyuan people. The patterns are very similar to the ones seen in Taiwan, Philippines or Polynesia. Why tribal tattoos are not so common in Japan and how did it arrive there?

14 Apr

M7 Quake hit Kumamoto, Kyushu

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Today just before 10pm in Japan, M7 earthquake hit Kumamoto region in Kyushu. Many houses are collapsed and people evacuated to near school ground or gyms. It´s still chilly in the night and people are asking for more blanket in the social media.