Aug 30, 2022

Out of the shadows: yōkai in postwar Japanese culture

In our previous blog, we discovered the mysterious origins of yōkai – the mischievous and, at times, malevolent creat...

Jul 29, 2022

In the realm of the unseen: monsters of Japanese mythology

If you’ve ever seen a film by Hayao Miyazaki or played a certain cult Japanese beast-collecting game, you’ve probably...

Jun 2, 2022

Ukiyo-e Part 2 - The history of Japanese woodcuts

The Edo period was an incredible time in Japan's history. It was a time of peace and prosperity after the constant w...

Apr 28, 2022

Ukiyo-e Part 1 – the floating world

  “Because they fall we love them – the cherry blossoms. In this floating world, does anything endure?” – Ariwara no...

Mar 28, 2022

Japan's colorful history of tattooing

Japanese tattoos are famous throughout the world. They are much sought after by collectors and are lauded for their s...

Feb 28, 2022

The tattooed firefighters of Edo

The Flowers of Edo… that’s how the resident of Edo (now Tokyo) used to describe the fires which ravaged the city. And...

Jan 24, 2022

Horiyoshi III

Following the sell-out success of our collaboration with tattoo legend Horiyoshi III – Scrolls, we’re releasing a fo...

Nov 24, 2021

Tattoos used to be dangerous

Traditionally worn by sailors and criminals, often marking big accomplishments, like getting an anchor tattoo for cro...

Sep 2, 2021

Kintaro Publishing tours Italy

Rotterdam, The Netherlands - The renowned tattoo art publishing house will visit 11 Italian cities in 19 days to reco...

May 14, 2021

The Rise of the Independent Publisher – Celebrating the Small Press Movement

When it comes to bookselling, one retail giant dominates the market – and that’s Amazon. However, if you start browsi...

Oct 22, 2020

Munken Paper – What it is and Why it Matters

In the world of publishing, not all books are created equal. Paper quality can make or break a published work, and th...

Aug 4, 2020

New Tattoo Books, Traditional Publishing, and Japanese Woodblock Prints

The world is finally emerging from COVID-19, and so too are Kintaro Publishing! We’ve been getting busy again; though...
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Stockholm Ink Bash

We will be away for Stockholm Ink Bash from 19/08/2022 till 01/09/2022. Please note that orders will be processed upon our return. We appreciate your patience and understanding on this matter.

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