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.
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!
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.
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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