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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August 15, 2019

Okinawan Princess Book Signing at HUOA

Filed under: community,events — Tags: , — okinawacollection @ 5:00 PM

The Hawai’i United Okinawa Association (HUOA) has announced that it will host a book signing event with the author, Lee A. Tonouchi, and the illustrator, Laura Kina, on August 17, 2019. Lee, who is known as “Da Pidgin Guerrilla,” has published a book titled Okinawan Princess: Da Legend of Hajichi Tattoos (Honolulu: Bess Press, 2019).  The book is written in English, and is translated into an Okinawan language (shimakutuba or Uchināguchi).

  • Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Time: 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
  • Place: Hawaii Okinawa Center (94-587 Ukee Street, Waipahu, Hawaii 96797)

 

HUOA Okinawan Princess book signing event

Image source: https://www.huoa.org/nuuzi/index.html

Lee’s Okinawan Princess accompanies colorful illustrations by Laura Kina, a “hapa, yonsei, Uchinanchu” artist and educator based in Chicago. Her artwork addresses Asian American and mixed race identities and histories with a focus on Okinawa and Hawai’i diasporas. She is a Vincent de Paul Professor of Art, Media, & Design at DePaul University and coeditor of War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art (University of Washington Press, 2013), and Que(e)rying Contemporary Asian American Art(University of Washington Press, 2017).

According to the HUOA, the event will have an artist/author talk from 9:30 am to 10:00 am, followed by a book signing with Lee A. Tonouchi and Laura Kina.

Related pages:

  • “Okinawan Princess: Da Legend of Hajichi Tattoos book tour”

https://www.laurakina.com/2019/08/09/okinawan-princess-da-legend-of-hajichi-tattoos-book-tour/

April 22, 2019

Okinawan Princess Da Legend of Hajichi Tattoos

Filed under: resources — Tags: — okinawacollection @ 2:00 PM

The local Hawai’i publisher, Bess Press, is going to publish a book titled Okinawan Princess: Da Legend of Hajichi Tattoos, written by Lee A. Tonouchi, illustrated by Laura Kina, and transted into Japanese & Okinawan by Masashi Sakihara.

Okinawan Princess: Da Legend of Hajichi Tattoos

The image above is copyrighted by Bess Press. Bess Press approved the use of this image on this blog.

Okinawan Princess: Da Legend of Hajichi Tattoos, Honolulu: Bess Press, 2019.

Below is an excerpt about the author and the illustrator.

About the author

“Lee A. Tonouchi is a full Okinawan yonsei born and raised in Hawai’i. He is known as “Da Pidgin Guerrilla” for his championing of Pidgin a.k.a Hawai’i Creole to be accepted as a legitimate language. His last book, Significant Moments in da Life of Oriental Faddah and Son: One Hawai’i Okinawan Journal, published by Bess Press, won the Association for Asian American Studies Book Award for Poetry/Prose.

About the illustrator

Laura Kina is a “hapa, yonsei, Uchinanchu” artist and educator based in Chicago. Her artwork addresses Asian American and mixed race identities and histories with a focus on Okinawa and Hawai’i diasporas. She is a Vincent de Paul Professor of Art, Media, & Design at DePaul University and coeditor of War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art (University of Washington Press, 2013), and Que(e)rying Contemporary Asian American Art(University of Washington Press, 2017).”

Source: https://www.besspress.com/okinawan-princess

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Library has some hajichi / 針突 (tattoos in Okinawa) related resources.

  • Shinpan Hajichi no aru fūkei : Higa Seishin shashin ten / 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 [2010]
  • 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. [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 (1983).