Inside the Underground Pilgrimage That …

Tattoos are stigmatized in Japan because they’re associated with gangs. But a centuries-old tattoo art called “horimono” is seen by some as spiritual and fundamental to Japanese culture. Every summer, a group of Japanese people go on this pilgrimage in the mountains to celebrate these tattoos together.

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