As with most things they embrace, the Japanese have taken the western cult of Extreme Body Modification to new extremes in recent years. "Scar Factory is a document of the Japanese scene in words and pictures.

Includes Japanese tours by scarification and piercing/implant artists Lukas Zpira and Steve Haworth; interviews with extreme manga artists Hideo Yamamoto ("Ichi the Killer") and Kago Shintaro; a pictorial history of Torture Garden Japan; clandestine tribal gatherings in Osaka, Tokyo and Kyoto; branding festival in Tokyo, 2004; body suspension parties in Tokyo; Eizo Mamiza, Japanese Body Mod pioneer; and interviews with Extreme Body Mod practitioners.

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