Shunga is roughly divided into handwriting and woodblock prints like other ukiyo-e. The mainstream of handwriting is a one-of-a-kind picture scroll drawn by a painter on paper or silk, and woodblock prints are mainly printed books printed on woodblock prints and braids with 12 themed spring paintings. Buyers of hand-painted paintings were limited to some privileged classes who could ask painters to produce them, and luxurious private editions were created. With the development of woodblock technology in the latter half of the 17th century, it became possible to mass-produce spring paintings and publish low-priced editions, and it became possible for ordinary people to enjoy themselves. The history of Shunga is also a history in which the base of appreciation expands from what the lords and wealthy merchants enjoy to the emerging tradesmen of Edo. Baby delivered shown on Ukiyoe is rarely seen. Story of this book. Title of this book is Mizuage Diary. Mizuage means Being in contact with a boy for the first time as a virgin at a house or the like. This title is a secret diary for men and women. It is a diary until the newlyweds have children. It is said that the children were actually watching Shunga. It’s like a book for kids to know how to have a baby. The area is the “Tosa” area in the western part of Japan. [Era] Bunkyu 2 (1862)[Dimensions] (Book size) Approximately 17.6 cm in length x 11.5 cm in width (as a guide)[Condition] Rubbing, dirt, creases, stains, small holes, tears Eros book over 150 years ago. Very rare and difficult to obtain. The item “Very rare! Ukiyo-e Shunga book landing diary Bunkyu 2 (1862) woodblock print” is in sale since Tuesday, November 10, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints”. The seller is “firstmeiajapan” and is located in Sagamihara. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Featured Refinements: Japanese Woodblock Print
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Age: 1862American Civil War happend year
- Primary Material: Paper woodblock print
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Color: Multi-Color & W&B