SHAKA HASSÔ ZOKU YAMATO BUNKO 3 vols. SHUNGA, Attributed to Utagawa Kunimori II.
SHAKA HASSÔ ZOKU YAMATO BUNKO 3 vols.
SHAKA HASSÔ ZOKU YAMATO BUNKO 3 vols.
SHAKA HASSÔ ZOKU YAMATO BUNKO 3 vols.
SHAKA HASSÔ ZOKU YAMATO BUNKO 3 vols.
SHAKA HASSÔ ZOKU YAMATO BUNKO 3 vols.
SHAKA HASSÔ ZOKU YAMATO BUNKO 3 vols.
SHAKA HASSÔ ZOKU YAMATO BUNKO 3 vols.
SHAKA HASSÔ ZOKU YAMATO BUNKO 3 vols.
SHAKA HASSÔ ZOKU YAMATO BUNKO 3 vols.
SHAKA HASSÔ ZOKU YAMATO BUNKO 3 vols.

SHAKA HASSÔ ZOKU YAMATO BUNKO 3 vols.

1860. Item #90323

[SHUNGA] Attributed to Utagawa Kunimori II. SHAKA HASSÔ ZOKU YAMATO BUNKO 3 vols. [Preface dated Mannen 1 {1860} Kunimori was active from about 1840 to 1860. 22.7 x 15.3 cm. String-bound, fukuro-toji, hanshibon. In the original printed covers, volumes two and three have the original printed title labels, volume one does not. The preliminaries in each volume have lavishly printed color woodblock prints, including double foldout plates at the beginning of volume one. There is a bit of damage to the preface page of volume one and some worming in the finals of volume three. Else about good or better condition throughout. The treatment of the kimono patterns is particularly detailed and colorful. An interesting piece of erotica which employs the Japanese genius for comic punning in a subversive play on tradition. The title has been translated (see the copy at the MFA in Boston) as A JAPANESE VERSION OF THE LIFE OF THE BUDDHA, CONTINUED... It might be remembered that the historical moment of the book's publication included stirrings of anti-Buddhist, pro-Shinto feelings in Japan. One might wonder if the subject here might reference that. Complete in three volumes.

Price: $1,850.00

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