By Linda Ueda
Takahiro Kitamura, whose professional name is Horitaka, is recognized as one of the most prestigious and credentialed among the most elite circles of tattoo artists. Published and publicized, his talent for the ancient Japanese-style art of tattoo is known throughout the world. In October of 2008, he was the “man of the hour,” lecturing and demonstrating this talent at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum as part of their MATCHA series.
For Sake For Sake San Jose 2010, Horitaka has generously contributed a signed original piece of art for a limited edition t-shirt, with proceeds going to Yu-Ai Kai Senior Services.
Horitaka’s t-shirts will be available for sale beginning May 1st via www.sakesanjose.com
His shop, State of Grace Tattoo Shop, is now located on Jackson Street, in Japantown San Jose. Visit www.horitaka.com to learn more about this world-famous artist.