September 30, 2019

Hajichi in Okinawa and Tattoos in Taiwan

Filed under: resources — Tags: , — okinawacollection @ 6:30 PM

The Asahi Shinbun Digital article has published an article on hajichi, tattoo practice, in Okinawa.

The article’s headline reads,” 沖縄の入れ墨ハジチ「女性の誇り」禁じられ消滅したが」, roughly translated, “Hajichi (tattooing) in Okinawa was once women’s pride in Okinawa, but was forced to exist.”

According to the article, the Meiji government prohibited hajichi (tattoos in Okinawa) in 1899.

Meanwhile, the Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum is going to have an exhibit titled “Hajichi in Okinawa, tattoos among the indigenous Taiwanese people:  Past and Present,” from October 5th 2019 to November 4, 2019.

Hajichi in Okinawa and Tattoos among the indigenous Taiwanese people

Image source: https://okimu.jp/exhibition/1567577451/

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Related resources available at UH Mānoa Library

  • Nantō zanshō onnatachi no hajichi : Okinawa, Miyako Shotō no irezumi / Kitamura Minao kantoku, Miura Yōko seisaku = Hajichi : women’s tattoo tradition in Okinawa & Miyako Islands, Japan. = 南島残照女たちの針突 : 沖縄・宮古諸島のイレズミ / 北村皆雄監督, 三浦庸子制作 = Hajichi : Women’s tattoo tradition in Okinawa & Miyako Islands, Japan. [DVD]

Call number: DVD 14667

  • Nantō zanshō Taiwan genjū minzoku no irezumi / Kitamura Minao kantoku, Miura Yōko seisaku = Tatto traditions among the indigenous peoples of Taiwan. 南島残照台湾原住民族のイレズミ / 北村皆雄監督, 三浦庸子制作 = Tatto traditions among the indigenous peoples of Taiwan: the Paiwan, Rukai, Sisiyat, and Atayal.

Call number: DVD 14688

  • Shinpan Hajichi no aru fūkei : Higa Seishin shashinten / henshū Naha-shi Rekishi Hakubutsukan. = 新版ハジチのある風景 : 比嘉清眞写真展 / 編集那覇市歴史博物館.

Call number: East GT2346.J3 S56 2010

  • Amami no hazuki [sic] : kieta irezumi shūzoku /
    奄美の針突 : 消えた入墨習俗 /

Call number: East GT2346.J3 Y35 2003

  • Hajichi : Misato chiku / Henshū Okinawa-shi Kyōiku Iinkai Bunkaka. = 針突 : 美里地区 / 編集沖縄市教育委員会文化課.

Call number: East GT2346.J3 H25 1987

  • Nantō hajichi kikō : Okinawa fujin no irezumi o miru / Ichikawa Shigeharu cho.
    南島針突紀行 : 沖縄婦人の入墨を見る / 市川重治著.

Call number: East GT2346.J3 I24 1983

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