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ICHIMURA Tetsuya/ TATSUKI Yoshihiro / KANOH Noriaki. Shunga (3 vol. / 1972)

ICHIMURA Tetsuya / TATSUKI Yoshihiro / KANOH Noriaki. Shunga (Erotic Pictures). 3 volumes, boxed. Tokyo: Ad Unguem, Showa 47 (1972). First ed. — AVAILABLE: see STOCKLIST for pricing

Description — 3 elephant folios (62 x 47 x 7 cm), (56, 58, 60) p., 13.5 kg.
3 volumes, cloth bindings, separate pict. portfolios, cloth-bound box, f-p color pictures, 6 fold-outs. Biographies in English and Japanese; Afterwords by Zenzaburo HARA, in Japanese. Layout by Naomi FURUYA. Laid in each vol.: leaf with facsimile signature and testimonies from famous photographers (Shotaro AKIYAMA, etc.).
3 volumes, reliures toile, portefeuilles ill. séparés, emboitage relié toile, photographies coul. à pleine page, 6 p. dépliantes. Biographies en anglais et japonais ; postfaces par HARA Zenzaburo, en japonais. Maquette par FURUYA Naomi. Inséré dans chaque vol. : une feuille avec signature en fac-simile et témoignages de photographes célèbres (AKIYAMA Shotaro, etc.).

État / Condition — Very scarce NEAR-MINT copy.

Remarques & avis / Review — A magnificent monster masterwork of 1970s Japanese color nude photography by Tetsuya ICHIMURA, Yoshihiro TATSUKI and Noriaki KANOH, three huge boxed volumes of modern Shunga (erotic prints, originally) and three great, very personal approaches on the subject: an amazing erotic / nude / sex photobook and a mix of kitsch, psychedelic and evocative nude, with raw light, color filters, gay, threesome, pissing, with a dog, etc., all without a pubic hair (depiction forbidden in Japan, tolerated since Shinoyama's Water Fruit). Very impressive. Uncommon in fine condition.

Un magnifique livre-maître et monstre de la photographie couleur japonaise de nu des années 1970 par ICHIMURA Tetsuya, Yoshihiro TATSUKI et KANOH Noriaki, trois gigantesques volumes emboités de Shunga (gravures érotiques, à l'origine) moderne et trois approches superbes, très personnelles, du sujet. Très impressionnant. Peu courant en bon état.

Divers / Misc. — Ref.: BERTOLOTTI, Livres de nu, p. 171.

See also / Voir aussi :

the available separate editions of each volume:
ICHIMURA Tetsuya. Shunga (1972)

and the edition in regular size:
TATSUKI Yoshihiro / KANOH Noriaki / ICHIMURA Tetsuya. Onna to Otoko (1972)

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