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Recently Discovered Erotic Book Series 'The Seven Flowers of Autumn' by Utagawa Kunisada

Below you can check out the sensual images of a rare complete book series by Utagawa Kunisada. The title is ‘Aki no Nanakusa (The Seven Flowers of Autumn)’¬†and the year of production is 1832. Size (book closed) is 6 1/8″ x 8 2/3″ inches.

Trimming Toenails

The books include a lot of striking scenes and starts off with a wonderful collection of single-page designs portraying secluded females performing various activities such as grooming, trimming toenails, fingering while reading a shunga book underneath a kotatsu (brazier), cleaning their genitals, lighting the lantern from under a mosquito-net, and peeking while sitting in a public toilet. All images revealing a glimpse of their private parts!

“Lesbian”

Two single pages deviate from the other ones and depict “lesbian” street dogs copulating behind a fence and an “innocent” trick picture with a female holding a kettle.

Secret Hiding Places

The eleven double page illustrations show a lot of passionate encounters in various places taking place within the pleasure quarter, such as shops, brothels, in the open-air and secret hiding places. Also includes a trick picture with a courtesan and a client during an awkward post-coital moment and – when the flap is turned – the sensual moment after.

Fine Impressions

The prints have fine impressions (nice use of metallic pigments), colors and are in a very good condition with minor marks and flaws. Ink staining to the dog scene. The books have some rubbing, creasing and foxing.

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About the author
Marijn is the founder of shungagallery.com. With more then 20 years of experience within the sensual and erotic art of shunga he is an authority in the genre. During this time he served many customers with complementing their art collection.
Darya
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Darya

on 11 March 2020

Very entertaining! Thank you! It's interesting to watch how Kunisada manipulates with colors and combines usual prints with trick-pictures. Love the bat motif in a couple of pieces. The book seems to depict a story of one single brothel or has several storylines (or it's just common details that create such an impression - e. g. there's the same place depicted in 12th and 18th pictures with a folding screen on which cloth with a bats motif is hanging).

Marijn
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Marijn

on 11 March 2020

Thanks Darya, I'm pleased you enjoy it. Yes, Kunisada was a true master when it concerned erotic book illustrations and the use of trick images which he uses ingeniously. Most of the scenes in this book series take place in the cheaper brothels of Edo. In Japan, the bat is, not like in many other places in the world (where they are often associated with the "dark world"), regarded as a symbol of good fortune.

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