Koi Tattoo Designs by Horimouja Produced by the talented Michigan tattoo artist Jack Mosher, who is also known as “Horimouja”, 50 Koi Tattoo Designs is the ultimate resource for the Japanese Koi fish.It contains numerous Koi styles and designs and is the perfect inspiration for your own Koi tattoo designs. Sprial-bound, softcover. 50 Single-sided pages.
- Great Photos, Weak Text, Review by K Fulbeck
And I wish it were the images alone. The captions are often naive, bordering at times on offensive. The author at best over-exotifies and at worse verges on ridiculing some of her subjects, and seems to know very little about the tradition, history, and mores of Japanese society and horimono. Add to that an introduction that is almost unexplainably ludicrous (by an author with no bio!) and you have a book that's great to look at, just not to read. I'd give it 5 stars if it was just the photos.
Read Takahiro Kitamura's books as well as Donald Richie's for better i (Posted on 11/16/11)