A trip to the land of the rising sun to discover a fascinating ancient tradition: tattooing.
Getting a tattoo can take months or even years depending on the tattoo you want. This traditional technique is very painful. The drawings printed on the body are symbols of strength and courage. This art is reserved for a few masters who perpetuate a tradition of excellence.
Master Nakamura is one of the last tattoo artists in Japan using the brush technique and the legendary Master Horriochi III is world famous. In this film we discover the production of the special ink “Izumi” used to create masterpieces on the human body. It is the only factory that has been producing this ink from natural ingredients with the same technique for over 200 years.