Kazuaki Kitamura (a.k.a. "Horitomo") has been tattooing for nearly twenty years. He is an expert practitioner of traditional Japanese tattooing. In addition to his vast knowledge about Japanese tattoo culture and tradition, he is well versed in hand tattooing, the traditional method of Japanese tattooing which predates the electric tattoo machine. "Monmon Cats" is Horitomo's newest book, featuring an extensive collection of his famous tattooed cats.