Horiyosi of III. You know who it?In the Japanese art are the term of a tebora. It consists from 2 - ooh hieroglyphs. Tae means “ hand “ polecats (or in Borya`s phrases) - “ carving “ “ engraving “. Most often this term is applied to works of carvers of a stone, a bone or a tree what, by the way, remained in old Ainu settlements on the peninsula of Hokkaido much. But masters of a tebora are and in other sphere of the art which acquired the rights of lawful existence still is comparable not so long ago. There is a speech about a tattoo.
The master Horiyosi of III to own creativity does not agree to use the term tattoo standard around the world. For it the workmen earning from painting of human skin by color ink by means of cliches and electric machines - notorious idlers and half-educated persons. Besides Horiyosi draws a sharp line of boundaries of tattoo and the Japanese art of an iredzuma (literally - paint introduction). For Japan it is not only one of ancient arts, it is the whole side of their civilization.
To find an opportunity to talk on these subjects to Horiyosi of III happens rather difficult. Matter not only only in the spetsifichnoyterminologiya tracing the roots back to deep history and actually remote third-party and in extraordinary employment of the master. To it register in reception for half a year. Besides the master is reticent, prefers to work “ not language, but needle “.
He apprehended this approach to a profession at own teacher, Yositsugu Muramatsu better known in the middle of uncountable clients under Horiyosi`s name from Yokohama. It is necessary to tell that that pseudonym testifies to uncommon skill of the tattooer. Real masters of an iredzuma - the horis working in Japan by all means include in own creative pseudonym a hieroglyph polecats. So here, in 1971 came into studio of this famous tattooer 27 - the summer young man who asked to take it in pupils. The guy called Yosikhito Nakano.
By the tradition which long ago is available among the Japanese masters graphic and theatrics, pupils often live in families of teachers. First the most usual trusts in them - cleaning of the room, a prisluzhivaniye to masters. With age young people change own status, becoming des (pupils). Now they are allowed to cultivation to suitable proportions of ink, cleaning and sterilization of tools. And only later half a year more to them allow to take a needle in hand, and that is under vigilant supervision and control from the master.
It is truly right, Horiyosi, the Japanese saying " says; Isi-but ue - sannen “ (literally: “ Three years on the mountain “) which can be translated in somebody approach so: “ It is necessary to expend three years on research and training to reach visible furors “.
There passed many years before Nakano adopted experience at own teacher, long-term traditions of the Japanese tattoo, the ways “ carvings “. Iredzum it executed the first on own legs. Yes it and is clear. Unlike painters masters of a tebora have no right for a mistake. Though what incorrect movement, not very well what imprudence can irreparably spoil a sketch, and it is applied on skin of the living person.
When Nakano proved the ability to work in style of a tebora, the teacher gave it a new, artistic name - Horiyosi of III (Horiyosi`s pseudonym II was reserved for the offspring of the master who passed the same school).
Now 61 - summer Horiyosi of III works in the workshop in Yokohama. It has several own pupils, to it there come to study and training tattooers from Europe and America. But before allowing them to practical work, the Japanese master by all means knows about history and the main features of art of an iredzuma which miracle he opposes to primitivism of an ordinary tattoo.