Tokio Confidential plays from Feb. While living in Japan, I became a regular at Nohthe beautiful, often hypnotic plays steeped in Buddhism. Her desire to become a living work of art -- a walking Hiroshige print -- is matched by his passion to paint the living canvas of a lifetime as he envelops this beautiful foreigner in his painful yet decorative art form. These masterpieces date from the 14th century and are, actually, one of the oldest forms of what we might call musical theater; they artfully and seamlessly combine speech, song, and dance. As I was watching these plays, I found myself thinking about warriors from our own Civil War, a century and a half ago.
Being a yokel Westerner, albeit one with manners, I glanced at their magnificent body art as surreptitiously but as often as possible.
Naked Girls With Tattoos
It was here that I saw the two fierce-looking characters lusciously tattooed head to toe, even down there ouch! Some of my gay friends readily admitted that they had decided to don body art to become more "masculine. Before the manager would hand me my membership card, he asked a number of questions, the first of which was, "Do you have any tattoos? These masterpieces date from the 14th century and are, actually, one of the oldest forms of what we might call musical theater; they artfully and seamlessly combine speech, song, and dance. It's brand-new musical called Tokio Confidentialand to my knowledge it's the only tattoo musical in the world. For details, visit www. Having absorbed in New York as much as I could about 19th-century Japan and traditional Japanese tattooing, I decided it was time to return to the country for an extended period.