Shunga, 19th century
Shunga, 19th century
Shunga, 19th century
Shunga, 19th century
Shunga, 19th century
Shunga, 19th century
Shunga, 19th century
Shunga, 19th century
Shunga, 19th century
Shunga, 19th century
Shunga, 19th century
Shunga, 19th century
Shunga, 19th century
Shunga, 19th century

Shunga, 19th century

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Title: Shunga, 19th century
Artist: Unknown
Condition: Fair

A shunga of the mid to late 19th century, illustrated with sexual scenes of an Edo Era Japan between a couple.

There are 7 pages of erotic illustrations, including one page featuring closeups of penetrative sex and bodily fluids.

Shunga are a type of Japanese erotic art, normally depicted in the style of ukiyo-e, often in woodblock print format. The Japanese word shunga roughly translated to “picture of spring”. Spring was also a common euphemism for sex.

One volume in 12mo, 14 leaves

On note of condition, this volume is in fair shape, with heavy rubbing and wear to the binding, and a fold mark in the centre. There is a small torn piece missing from the sixth leaf, though it does not obscure the main illustration in any significant way.