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Akimitsu Takagi Photo Exhibition

Akimitsu Takagi (1920-1995), is one of the most popular thriller writers in Japan. Irezumi passionate, he documented in the 50’s with a middle-format camera, this rather unknown world. Irezumi was then just emerging from almost 80 years of prohibition.

Unknown until 2017, these images have been discovered by journalist Pascal Bagot, expert in Japanese tatoo. Behind the writer, the nearly 200 photographs which constitute Takagi’s corpus reveal the photographer.n

They also consecrate Takagi as one of the most important witness of the art of irezum in the 204 century. Prints and books will be available for purchase in the convention

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14th-16th of April 2023

Messe Forum Frankfurt

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