Wednesday, October 24, 2012

(164) On tattoos

For those wondering why the Japanese have a problem with tattoos: an Edo period (1600-1868) book from Meiji University’s criminology museum showing a criminal being stamped with a tattoo as part of his punishment.

(For a bigger version of this picture both in color and black and white, check my "Japan Arekore" set on Flickr)

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