French magazine Polka had the opportunity to discover the tattoo writer before its release.


The quarterly devoted to photography and photojournalism even devoted a full page in its Books section to this collection of photographs by Japanese writer Akimitsu Takagi on the tattoo scene in 1950s Tokyo. This decision was taken after reading the whole book. It’s brilliant.

To read journalist Sidonie Gaychet’s review online, click here

Issue #56 of Polka magazine is available from newsstands, Relay stores and specialist bookshops in France and abroad.