Jonathan Day

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Wabori: Traditional Japanese Tattoo

Dec 7, 2013

Wabori: Traditional Japanese Tattoo

It may not have been their sole purposes for visiting Japan during their respective reigns, but Queen Victoria’s grandson George V and the last emperor of Russia, Nicholas II, both received tattoos on visits to Japan, despite the government’s ban on a craft reserved ...