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Shunga: Japanese Erotic Art

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A collection of Japanese eroticism by Ukiyo-e artists. A new volume in the Traditional Patterns series, this book features Shunga, a type of Ukiyo-e that is made using the finest Japanese woodblock print techniques and portrays the erotic expressions of men and women; and the pleasure, the pain, and the beauty of the human body. This Japanese erotic art was made by all Uki ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published April 6th 2010 by PIE Books (first published 2009)
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Lily
Apr 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Exquisite stuff. Kinda made me laugh out loud.
Benjamin Chandler
May 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
I don't think every reproduction in this volume deserves 4 stars; occasionally the images seemed pixelated. Instead the book gets this rating from me for 2 reasons:

1) The sheer volume of images is amazing. There must be about 400 pictures in this tome, most of which take up a two page spread. Every other page is in color, and the publishers were gracious enough to make sure the majority of the black and white images were originally printed in just black and white. This is a full book.

2) Most sh
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Patricia Jones
Jul 23, 2014 rated it liked it
I wouldn't say I read it because you simply look at the pictures. Japanese art is very cool. I'm not sure I find an octopus sexy, but to each his own. I got as a gift for my husband thinking he might find it interesting. Can't say it was erotic but it was interesting . . . okay, I was thinking . . . who thinks an octopus . . . oh, I already said that . . . ; )
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Sep 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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