Japanese color woodblock attrib. to Terazaki Kõgyõ
(1866-1919). Shunga (Erotic print).
Date: c.1899. Size: 9 7/8" x 7 1/8" inches. Fine
impression, color and very good condition.
Some minor repairs to centerfold. Wonderful printed details
such as metallic pigments and embossing.
young couple wearing the latest fashion making love while
standing in shallow water.
Illus.221on p.72/134 in 'Stranger's in Paradise: the
Foreign Image in Japanese Art & Shunga' by Dr. R.
Although there's some debate
concerning the attribution of this series ( Terazaki Kogyo,
Tomioka Eisen, Hamada Josen? ) this is nevertheless one of
the most famous shunga designs of the Meiji Period.