Horiyasu Profile

 Asakusa Horiyasu

Asakusa, JAPAN 

1953             

Born in Kobe City, Hyougo Prefecture.

 

1973

Became the apprentice of sword polishing master, Watanabe Tesshin in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture.


1989

Aspired to become a tattoo artist in Morioka City.


1992

Moved residence and workplace to Ibaraki Prefecture.

1996

Opened studio in Asakusa, Tokyo.

2002

Asakusa Horiyasu video sale (sold out)

2002/6

Guest appearance at the Madrid Tattoo Convention.

2004/5

Participated in the New York Tattoo Convention.
-1st place "Best Overall"
-1st place "Best Back or Chest"

Interviewed by Forbes Magazine. Interview published worldwide in September 2004 and then in Japan  in January 2005.

2005

Guest appearance at the Beijing Tattoo Convention.

2007/2

Participated in the Milan Tattoo Convention.
-1st place "Best Color"
-1st place "Best Black and White"

2007/5

Participated in the New York Tattoo Convention.
-1st place "Best Overall"
-1st place "Best Back or Chest"

2007/10

Participated in the San Jose Tattoo Convention and Contest.
-1st place "Best Bodysuit"

2008/5

Original Asakusa beach towel sale (sold out)

2008/08

Guest appearance at the Dairen Tattoo Convention, China.

2010/12

Appeared as a guest and judge at the Singapore Tattoo and Culture Show.

2012/4

Entered the Melbourne Tattoo Convention and Art Festival  "Rites of Passage".
-1st place "Best Japanese"

2013/03

Participated in the Mondial du Tatouage Paris Tattoo Convention.
-1st place "Best Back Piece or Full Body"

2013/05

Participated in the New York Tattoo Convention.
-1st place "Best Overall"

2013/10

Participated in the First Hong Kong Tattoo Convention
-1st place "Best Color"
-1st place "Best Overall"

2014/05
France: Chosen to represent Japan at the world's most prestigious tattoo exhibition "TATOUEURS, TATOUES" at the Musée du quai Branly (2014/05/06~2015/10/18) where photographic prints of Horiyasu's works were exhibited.

In addition, Horiyasu has appeared in countless articles, magazine interviews and TV programs overseas and has made many stage appearanes. 

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