I am very excited our new collaboration with HORISHI (Tattoo Artist) – TATTOO TENUGUI collection just arrived at wuhaonyc.com.
This TATTOO tenugui using five Japanese legendary character in design. Let me introduce you these character today
From left to right toward to you;
TENGU – Tengu is a type of legendary creature, and also considered a type of Shinto god. The character usually has a long nose.
OKAME – Okame also called Otafuk, is a legendary comical female character, Okame means Tortoise symbol for long life, and Otafuku means Much Good Fortune.
ONI – Oni is a kind of yōkai from Japanese folklore, variously translated as demons, devils, ogres or trolls.
HYOTTOKO – Hyottoko is a legendary comical male character in Japan. The origin of the name comes from hi ( fire) and otoko (man) because the character is blowing fire with a bamboo pipe,
that is why he has a funny shaped mouth. He wearing Mame-shibori which is the most typical dots printed Tenugui.
HANNYA – Hannya is a character of a jealous female demon or serpent. It possesses two sharp bull-like horns, metallic eyes, and a leering mouth split from ear to ear. The name Hannya is a Japanese word for wisdom.
Very Cool, aren’t they?
- to be continued….