Rare - 1860 - UTAGAWA - Nanshoku Gay Shunga 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 17.5 cm x 11.8 cm closed. Good colors and impressions. Condition is decent+ with some wear and soiling, loose binding string at top, and heavily worn front cover. Please judge from the photos provided. All pictures are shown here. The remaining pages are kanji text pages.
A rare Japanese shunga erotic art woodblock print picture book with one of the pictures enclosed being a homosexual anal sex scene between two males; the older male penetrating the younger one.
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