1845 - UTAGAWA - Shunga Surimono - Celestial Beings
Authentic Edo period original, c.1845, Japanese erotic art shunga surimono woodblock print picture by an artist of the UTAGAWA School. Shunga picture measures 9 cm x 12.5 cm. Great colors, impressions, and embossing, as well as some gold & silver mica (metallic pigments). Near perfect condition! No backing. Please see and judge from photos.
A superb Japanese erotic art shunga surimono picture commemorating the celestial lovers of the Japanese festival, Tanabata. Every July 7th, it is celebrated to commemorate the romantic story of two lovers represented by the stars Vega and Altair who are only allowed to meet each other once a year - as long as the skies are clear.
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