Title: Shunga, 19th century
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.