Erotic book “shunga”
Price: € 850,00
Leporello illustration book filled with polychrome shunga paintings. Shunga 春画 (literally “spring pictures”), is an erotic artistic tradition that emerged from early modern Japan, featuring graphic images of sexual activity. In total 19 paintings, 9 on one side, 10 on the other.
Each image of the couples is unique, some even more inventive than the other, to the point of being humorous. The pairs wear both antique Heian attires to ‘modern’ Taishô hairstyles.
In a good condition with some traces of wear conform age, like browning. In the middle an older ‘restoration’ with tape. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.
The covers with brown silk with a design of stylized ‘rain dragons’ in diamond shapes.
Height 3.7 cm, Width 28.8 cm, Depth 20.8 cm. Entire length approx. 443.6 cm.
Period: Japan – Taishô period (1912-1926).
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.