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Scar Factory: Extreme Body Modification in Japan

Maeda, Ryoichi

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ISBN 10: 1840681381 / ISBN 13: 9781840681383
Published by Creation Books, 2006
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Title: Scar Factory: Extreme Body Modification in ...

Publisher: Creation Books

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Fine

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As with most things they embrace, the Japanese have taken the Western cult of extreme body modification to new extremes in recent years. Scar Factory is a document of the Japanese scene in words and pictures.

Includes Japanese tours by scarification and piercing/implant artists Lukas Zpira and Steve Haworth; interviews with extreme manga artists Hideo Yamamoto ("Ichi the Killer") and Kago Shintaro; a pictorial history of Torture Garden Japan; clandestine tribal gatherings in Osaka, Tokyo, and Kyoto; a branding festival in Tokyo in 2004; body suspension parties in Tokyo; Eizo Mamiya, Japanese Body Mod pioneer; and interviews with extreme body modification practitioners.

With over 200 wild color photos, Scar Factory is yet another eye-popping, cutting-edge document of the Japanese underground from Creation Books.

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Ryoichi Maeda is the publisher of various tattoo, piercing and body modification magazines in japan, and is a leading authority on the subject.

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