1860 - UTAGAWA - Gay Shunga - woodblock print book
Authentic Edo period original, c.1860, Japanese shunga erotic art woodblock print picture book by an artist of the Utagawa School. Shunga book measures 6.1 cm x 12.1 cm closed. Very good colors and impressions. Condition is decent+/good with some light wear and soiling, and burn marks on the very bottom of the book. There are 22 total picture pages inside, each picture is composed of two pages. Four of the shunga pictures are black & white, while the other seven are colored ones. The remaining pages are kanji text pages. Fold-open, accordion-style book. Please see and judge from photos. Very nice Japanese shunga erotic artwork throughout the book with the final picture in the book being a gay anal sex scene between two males.
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