The Hannya Mask Project


On March 11 2011, a massive earthquake struck off the coast of Japan, birthing a devastating tsunami that had swept over the cities and farmland in the north east part of the country and set off warnings as far away as the west coast of the USA and South America.  Recorded at a 9.0 on the Richter scale, it was the most powerful quake to ever hit the country.

As the nation struggled with a rescue effort, it also faced the worst nuclear emergency since Chernobyl; explosions and leaks of radioactive gas took place in three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station that suffered partial meltdowns, while spent fuel rods at another reactor overheated and caught fire, releasing radioactive material directly into the atmosphere.  Japanese officials turned to increasingly desperate measures, as traces of radiation were found in Tokyo’s water and in water pouring from the reactors into the ocean.

By July, The count of dead and missing was above 22,000.  tens of thousands of people remained housed in temporary shelters or evacuated their homes due to the nuclear crisis.  The organization, Save The Children, reports that as many as 100,000 children were uprooted from their homes.  The crisis continues to this day, with a continued lack of information coming out of the affected area.  With so many families displaced; lives and possessions in ruins, they are still in desperate need of help, so that they will have a chance at a future.

We as artists draw our inspiration from many sources, and none the more influential for so many of us than the art and culture of Japan.  Whether it be traditional Japanese lithograph and wood block art, the ancient and modern fashions, full body tattoos of fantastic warriors and mythical creatures, Japanese toy culture, to modern anime and manga art…We are all affected and touched by the multifarious elements of Japanese culture.

This is our attempt to give something back to Japan and its amazing people who are in need.  Partnered with Red Cross of Central Florida, we, a collective of diverse artists and artisans from all over the United States and Canada, have come together to do just that.  With your help we will raise monies for the charity and show good will towards our neighbors in need.  We are all Connected. Thank you.

Who’s Involved


Presented at Laughing Samurai’s Twelve21 Gallery by FX Artist Nix Herrera and tattoo artist Ant Iannucci of Ascension Tattoo, to benefit relief for the 2011 Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami victims in Japan. The exhibition features 50 hand-painted Hannya Masks, by some of America’s best tattoo artists, conventional artists, sculptural artists, and body painters. A big thank you to the following sponsors along with all 50 artists for making this exhibition happen.

Ant Iannucci -www.ascensiontattoo.com

Nix Herrera – www.facebook.com/TheBodyPainter

Keith Ciaramello – www.tattoosbykeith.com

Hoffa -www.ascensiontattoo.com

Mark Longnecker www.endlesssummertattoo.com

Dee Dee Seruga – www.deedeeseruga.com

Cristina Garcia – www.cristinagarciatattoo.wordpress.com

Kim Reed – www.anonymoustattoo.com

Carson Hill – www.carsonhilltattoos.com

Mike Cole – www.mikecoletattoo.com

Gunnar – www.artofgunnar.com

Matt Lukesh – www.seppukutattoo.com

Dane Snyder – www.goldenaxetattoo.com

ZAM – www.zamtattoo.com

Muriel Zao – www.zaotattoo.com

Caryl Cunningham – www.carylart.com

Jeff Johnson – www.jjtattoos.com

Johnny Thief – www.seppukutattoo.com

Josh Fields – www.platinumrosestudio.com

Nik Natas – www.ascensiontattoo.com

Neil Nelson – www.ascensiontattoo.com

Robert Hawley – www.ascensiontattoo.com

Clayton Girst – www.ascensiontattoo.com

Chris Calvert – www.ascensiontattoo.com

Justin Lynn – www.ascensiontattoo.com

Rob Soli – www.southseastattoocompany.com

Zak Adkins – www.ascensiontattoo.com

Seth Reynolds – www.funhousetattoosd.com

Sierra Colt – www.funhousetattoosd.com

Scott Kautman – www.funhousetattoosd.com

Leo Cadenazzi – www.funhousetattoosd.com

Danny Iannucci – reverend37@gmail.com

Scott white – www.alteredstate.net

Jared Stomber – www.Facebook.com/jstomber1

Johnny Berrios – www.facebook.com/johnnytattooyou

David Pound – www.twentyheads.com

Jillian Hutchinson – www.defenzmechanizm.com

Dr. Spider – nothinghead@gmail.com

Kurt Drake – Raptor242@aol.com

PJ Buchanan – www.facebook.com/John.Buchanan.art

Julie Zarate – www.six06.com

Steph Wood www.stephwoodpaint.com

John Neary – www.inartsantafe.com & paulscottgallery.com

Loo Pimble – www.loopimble.com

Georgette Pressler – www.deviousbodyart.com

M Sprunger – M Sprunger Artistry, m.sprunger@yahoo.com

Natasha Kudashkina – http://www.natashadesign.com/

Lawren Alice – www.lawrenalice.com

VanGoat -

Trent Ward – www.facebook.com/wardfx

 

 

 

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The Hannya Mask Project

On March 11 2011, a massive earthquake struck off the coast of Japan, birthing a devastating tsunami that had swept over the cities and farmland in the north east part of the country and set off warnings as far away as the west coast of the USA and South America.  Recorded at a 9.0 on the Richter scale, it was the most powerful quake to ever hit the country.

As the nation struggled with a rescue effort, it also faced the worst nuclear emergency since Chernobyl; explosions and leaks of radioactive gas took place in three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station that suffered partial meltdowns, while spent fuel rods at another reactor overheated and caught fire, releasing radioactive material directly into the atmosphere.  Japanese officials turned to increasingly desperate measures, as traces of radiation were found in Tokyo’s water and in water pouring from the reactors into the ocean.

By July, The count of dead and missing was above 22,000.  tens of thousands of people remained housed in temporary shelters or evacuated their homes due to the nuclear crisis.  The organization, Save The Children, reports that as many as 100,000 children were uprooted from their homes.  The crisis continues to this day, with a continued lack of information coming out of the affected area.  With so many families displaced; lives and possessions in ruins, they are still in desperate need of help, so that they will have a chance at a future.

We as artists draw our inspiration from many sources, and none the more influential for so many of us than the art and culture of Japan.  Whether it be traditional Japanese lithograph and wood block art, the ancient and modern fashions, full body tattoos of fantastic warriors and mythical creatures, Japanese toy culture, to modern anime and manga art…We are all affected and touched by the multifarious elements of Japanese culture.

This is our attempt to give something back to Japan and its amazing people who are in need.  Partnered with Red Cross of Central Florida, we, a collective of diverse artists and artisans from all over the United States and Canada, have come together to do just that.  With your help we will raise monies for the charity and show good will towards our neighbors in need.  We are all Connected. Thank you.

Who’s Involved

Presented at Laughing Samurai’s Twelve21 Gallery by FX Artist Nix Herrera and tattoo artist Ant Iannucci of Ascension Tattoo, to benefit relief for the 2011 Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami victims in Japan. The exhibition features 50 hand-painted Hannya Masks, by some of America’s best tattoo artists, conventional artists, sculptural artists, and body painters. A big thank you to the following sponsors along with all 50 artists for making this exhibition happen.

Ant Iannucci -www.ascensiontattoo.com

Nix Herrera – www.facebook.com/TheBodyPainter

Keith Ciaramello – www.tattoosbykeith.com

Hoffa -www.ascensiontattoo.com

Mark Longnecker www.endlesssummertattoo.com

Dee Dee Seruga – www.deedeeseruga.com

Cristina Garcia – www.cristinagarciatattoo.wordpress.com

Kim Reed – www.anonymoustattoo.com

Carson Hill – www.carsonhilltattoos.com

Mike Cole – www.mikecoletattoo.com

Gunnar – www.artofgunnar.com

Matt Lukesh – www.seppukutattoo.com

Dane Snyder – www.goldenaxetattoo.com

ZAM – www.zamtattoo.com

Muriel Zao – www.zaotattoo.com

Caryl Cunningham – www.carylart.com

Jeff Johnson – www.jjtattoos.com

Johnny Thief – www.seppukutattoo.com

Josh Fields – www.platinumrosestudio.com

Nik Natas – www.ascensiontattoo.com

Neil Nelson – www.ascensiontattoo.com

Robert Hawley – www.ascensiontattoo.com

Clayton Girst – www.ascensiontattoo.com

Chris Calvert – www.ascensiontattoo.com

Justin Lynn – www.ascensiontattoo.com

Rob Soli – www.southseastattoocompany.com

Zak Adkins – www.ascensiontattoo.com

Seth Reynolds – www.funhousetattoosd.com

Sierra Colt – www.funhousetattoosd.com

Scott Kautman – www.funhousetattoosd.com

Leo Cadenazzi – www.funhousetattoosd.com

Danny Iannucci – reverend37@gmail.com

Scott white – www.alteredstate.net

Jared Stomber – www.Facebook.com/jstomber1

Johnny Berrios – www.facebook.com/johnnytattooyou

David Pound – www.twentyheads.com

Jillian Hutchinson – www.defenzmechanizm.com

Dr. Spider – nothinghead@gmail.com

Kurt Drake – Raptor242@aol.com

PJ Buchanan – www.facebook.com/John.Buchanan.art

Julie Zarate – www.six06.com

Steph Wood www.stephwoodpaint.com

John Neary – www.inartsantafe.com & paulscottgallery.com

Loo Pimble – www.loopimble.com

Georgette Pressler – www.deviousbodyart.com

M Sprunger – M Sprunger Artistry, m.sprunger@yahoo.com

Natasha Kudashkina – http://www.natashadesign.com/

Lawren Alice – www.lawrenalice.com

VanGoat -

Trent Ward – www.facebook.com/wardfx

 

 

 

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      Neil Nelson

      I Dream of Paryun & Steam (light up reticle and head dome)

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      Neil Nelson

      I Dream of Paryun & Steam (light up reticle and head dome)

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      Ant Iannucci

      Saisei-”Return to Life”

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      Ant Iannucci

      Saisei-”Return to Life”

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      Justin Lynn

      Hell Hath No Fury…(fully wearable Samurai Helmet. Table top stand w/display head)

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      Justin Lynn

      Hell Hath No Fury…(fully wearable Samurai Helmet. Table top stand w/display head)

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      Dee Dee Seruga

      Back to Beauty (lights inside show through cracks in face)

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      Dee Dee Seruga

      Back to Beauty (lights inside show through cracks in face)

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      Keith Ciaramello

      Maiden Japan

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      Keith Ciaramello

      Maiden Japan

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      Muriel Zao

      Untitled

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      Muriel Zao

      Untitled

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      Mark Longnecker

      Hannya Doing

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      Mark Longnecker

      Hannya Doing

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      Lawren Alice

      Untitled

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      Lawren Alice

      Untitled

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      Sierra Colt

      Mother’s Nature (this piece is designed to also function as a wall mounted Planter)

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      Sierra Colt

      Mother’s Nature (this piece is designed to also function as a wall mounted Planter)

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      Gunnar

      White Widow

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      Gunnar

      White Widow

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      M.Sprunger

      Kyuuketsuki

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      M.Sprunger

      Kyuuketsuki

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      Seth Reynolds

      Koru-”New Beginnings”

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      Seth Reynolds

      Koru-”New Beginnings”

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      Josh Fields

      Trials of Change (Light flickers from within like a flame in the mouth)

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      Josh Fields

      Trials of Change (Light flickers from within like a flame in the mouth)

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      Hoffa

      Heavens to Murgatroyd!

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      Hoffa

      Heavens to Murgatroyd!

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      Matt Lukesh

      Anatomy of Tragedy

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      Matt Lukesh

      Anatomy of Tragedy

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      Johnny Thief

      Shibari Flambe’

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      Johnny Thief

      Shibari Flambe’

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      Jared Stomber

      Scorned at Sea

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      Jared Stomber

      Scorned at Sea

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      Carson Hill

      Untitled

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      Carson Hill

      Untitled

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      Nik Natas

      The Disdain in Her

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      Nik Natas

      The Disdain in Her

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      Loo Pimble

      Classic

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      Loo Pimble

      Classic

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      PJ Buchanan

      I can die now, Reborn

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      PJ Buchanan

      I can die now, Reborn

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      Steph Wood

      Fluvanna (lights in the eyes)

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      Steph Wood

      Fluvanna (lights in the eyes)

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      Chris Calvert

      Shi (Flame lights from within the mouth and eyes reveal a hidden face)

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      Chris Calvert

      Shi (Flame lights from within the mouth and eyes reveal a hidden face)

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      Jillian Hutchinson

      Sorrow

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      Jillian Hutchinson

      Sorrow

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      Dan Iannucci

      Fantasma De La Lucha (full wearable luchadore mask)

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      Dan Iannucci

      Fantasma De La Lucha (full wearable luchadore mask)

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      Cristina Garcia

      Spiritual Ganster

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      Cristina Garcia

      Spiritual Ganster

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      Scott Kautman

      Gears of War

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      Scott Kautman

      Gears of War

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      Scott White

      Scars

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      Scott White

      Scars

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      Zac Adkins

      Netamashii

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      Zac Adkins

      Netamashii

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      Leo Cadenazzi

      Anguish

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      Leo Cadenazzi

      Anguish

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      Georgette Pressler

      Release

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      Georgette Pressler

      Release

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      Kim Reed

      Wicked

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      Kim Reed

      Wicked

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      Jeff Johnson

      Untitled

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      Jeff Johnson

      Untitled

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      Julie Zarate

      Full Metal Jacket

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      Julie Zarate

      Full Metal Jacket

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      Caryl Cunningham

      Untitled

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      Caryl Cunningham

      Untitled

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      Rob Soli

      Rise Again (deer antler and boar tusk)

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      Rob Soli

      Rise Again (deer antler and boar tusk)

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      Natasha Kudashkina

      Untitled

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      Natasha Kudashkina

      Untitled

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      Dr. Spider

      Onryō

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      Dr. Spider

      Onryō

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      Clayton Girst

      The Tears came as a Wave

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      Clayton Girst

      The Tears came as a Wave

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      John Neary & Elizabeth Marley

      Aoi

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      John Neary & Elizabeth Marley

      Aoi

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      ZAM

      Wood Hannya

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      ZAM

      Wood Hannya

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      VanGoat

      Kandy DeVille

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      VanGoat

      Kandy DeVille

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      Johnny Berrios

      Hellissa

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      Johnny Berrios

      Hellissa

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      Dane Snyder

      Transparency of Rage

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      Dane Snyder

      Transparency of Rage

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      Kurt Drake

      Wendigo

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      Kurt Drake

      Wendigo

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      David Pound

      Help

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      David Pound

      Help

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      Trent Ward

      Hellboy

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      Trent Ward

      Hellboy

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      Robert Hawley

      Giving Tree

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      Robert Hawley

      Giving Tree

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      Nix Herrera

      Diamond Eyes

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      Nix Herrera

      Diamond Eyes

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