Esther Shin

Esther Shin is a recent graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles. She was the curatorial intern at the Japanese American National Museum through the 2013 Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Program over the summer, and has also concluded a Marketing Internship at the Museum. Esther currently works as a Development Assistant for the Museum.

Updated December 2013 

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Takahiro Horitaka Kitamura: Sharing the Legacy and Artistry of the Japanese Tattoo Tradition

Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World is a groundbreaking photographic exhibition opening at the Japanese American National Museum on March 8, 2014 that will explore the artistry of traditional Japanese tattoos along with its rich history and influence on modern tattoo practices. Horitaka (Takahiro Kitamura), also known as “Taki,” is a 1.5 generation Japanese American tattoo artist from San Jose, California. He is the curator, as well as one of the seven artists featured in the exhibition.

Taki was born in Japan but moved to America with his parents when he was two years old. Although he ...

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