“Momiji Chirashi”
彫桃 “紅葉散らし”



This is a beautiful three quarter sleeve of momiji-chirashi (scattered autumn leaves) done by Horimomo with maple leaves expressed in different ways from one just beginning to turn color to one turned crimson. His ability to create a flowing composition of autumn leaves and gaku, while maintaining a balance with the Sanskrit characters he has tattooed in the past, is remarkable.


The kumo-mikiri (cloud gaku) partly colored like akane-gumo glowing in vermilion in the setting sun, is extremely innovative. His flexible attitude of incorporating original ideas while placing importance on the classics is the reason why his irezumi attracts so many people.

※See Horimomo’s interview here
And see more of his work on Instagram

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