When Cultures Meld: A Q&A with Horishiki on Tattoos, Cultures and Art on April 8

When cultures meld, it can be an opportunity to compare our similarities and experiences, rather than our differences. Artist Horishiki (Chris Brand) illustrates the common thread that runs between the Latino/Chicano and Japanese cultures through his dynamic tattoo storytelling. At his April 8 lecture at Morikami, Horishiki will explore his work, which depicts individuals’ battles against oppression in graphic, compelling “ink.” His lecture is part of the programming supporting the current exhibit, Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World, on display through May 8, 2016. The Morikami invites you to talk …

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The Morikami Gets Ink’d at New Tattoo Exhibit, Opening Feb. 26

Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World was organized by the Japanese American National Museum, created, designed and photographed by Kip Fulbeck, and curated by Takahiro Kitamura (Ryudaibori, formerly Horitaka). This exhibition was funded in part by the Henry and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. For information about Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World, visit http://morikami.org/perseverance (1) https://www.creditdonkey.com/tattoo-statistics.html

An Inside Look at Tattoo Day

On February 27, the art of Japanese tattooing will have its very own day at The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens – a day filled with fun family activities, a rare opportunity to watch a traditional method of tattooing and a chance to hear from tattoo artists who are globally influential. Tattoo Day is inspired by Morikami’s newest exhibit Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World, on display from February 26 through May 8, 2016. We asked Wendy Lo, The Morikami’s Curator of Education, what will make this brand new event …

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