Writhing dragons, coiling snakes, swirling thunderclouds, snarling lions. Superb 19th-century Japanese woodblock prints by Utagawa Kuniyoshi and his contemporaries featuring tattooed heroes, warriors and stars of the Kabuki stage reveal styles and motifs that have inspired tattoo artists for more than 200 years.
Tattoos in Japanese Prints
Exhibition Dates: May 31-Aug 18
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94102