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Updated January 29, Nude in Tonga, and sporting plenty of traditional and more modern tattoos, Toks says it can be hard to find one of Japan's thousands designs thermal springs — known as "onsen" — that will let him in. If you're sporting some ink you might find it difficult to enjoy one of the country's favourite pastimes, with many bathing houses having a strict "no tattoos" policy. But in a bid to change that attitude and encourage tourists to visit the area, the region known as the "onsen capital" of Japan, Oita prefecture, is expected to publish in March a list of places that will readily japanese tattoo-clad customers ahead of the World Rugby World Cup.

One city in the prefecture has already published a list of about onsen willing to allow those with tattoos to enter.

While at times they were considered fashionable, especially among lower classes, tattoos used to identify and punish criminals. They were also adopted by organised crime gangs, known as "Yakuza", and banned between the late nineteenth century until the end of World War II. Yuko Yamasaki from the Oita Prefecture Tourism Association says tattoos are still heavily associated with criminals.

People with smaller tattoo may be asked to cover up before entering an onsen, but people with larger designs that can't be covered easily can find it harder to be admitted to public baths. More recently, some tattoo artists have even been arrested because of an old law pussy 666 com says tattoos can only be done by doctors.

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Toks Fale — the aforementioned former rugby player who is now a professional wrestler — currently lives in Tokyo and where he is nude known by his stage name "Bad Luck Fale" or "The Underboss". But he says the attitude to tattoos hasn't changed much since he first travelled to Japan about 20 years ago.

He says he has found onsen that will allow him to enter but those venues often cater to Yakuza clients. But in Polynesian communities like Toks' birthplace of Tonga, and throughout Polynesia, the attitude to tattoos is very different. He works at Otautahi tattoo parlour in Auckland but explains that traditional Polynesian designs are known as "tatau", or "ta moko" in Maori culture.

Wayne Hapi, a Maori tattoo artist who lives in Melbourne, says that getting a tatau or ta moko is often seen as a rite of passage. That was what I wanted him to do to earn it. With plenty of players sporting tattoos, including traditional Polynesian designs, New Zealand's rugby team the All Blacks have already said they'd respect local custom and cover up when they're in Japan.

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But one of the country's 47 administrative divisions, known as "prefectures", is actively working to make sure tattooed visitors can enjoy the region known as the "onsen capital" of Japan. Oita prefecture is home to both Oita city, which will host some of the World Cup matches, and Beppu city, which is famous for its hot springs. Beppu has already published a website listing the hundred or so onsen that do allow tattoos, and now Yuko Yamasaki is gathering information about hot springs that accept designs in the wider prefecture.

It's time to change. With many international rugby players and their fans hailing from the Pacific, Toks Fale says the move makes sense. First posted January 28, If japanese have inside knowledge of a topic in rola misaki clip news, contact the ABC.

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Many Japanese bathing houses have a strict "no tattoos" policy. Oita Prefecture Tourism Association.

Meaningful ink: ‘Japanese Tattoos’ analyzes art form’s history, design

Inked and covered up The rich and colourful history of tattoos in Japan dates back centuries, but their chequered past is rife with social tensions. Japan has thousands of thermal springs, known as "onsen". Tama Tonga, left, and Toks Fale, are both professional wrestlers in Japan.

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