Matt Hodel Tattoo: Sagiike Heikurō

Sagiike Heikurō 27

Heikuro is fishing. A snake approaches him in the water. They are going to fight. He will split the snake in two.
Yoshitoshi 1865


This is a tattoo based on a Yoshitoshi print.  It is a pretty cool story.  Heikuro was fishing and saw the reflection of a huge snake.  The snake was behind Heikuro ready to eat him.  Heikuro punched the snake and ripped him in half leaving the snake dead in the water. This is an act of bravery.