kyoto, okaasan books, shunga, irezumi, japanese tattoo, kimono

Shunga, the classic Japanese erotic art form, will once again be the focus for a book. This time we invite contemporary female artists to interpret the erotic and the sensual.

More Shunga from OKAASAN BOOKS! Before our first book, KAGAMI, has even left the book binders shop, we initiate a new project. For this second book we will continue to explore the genre of Shunga, Japanese erotic art, by inviting a group of female artist, both working in the tattoo medium and other forms, to participate in creating a revolutionizing collection of contemporary erotica with a female perspective.

The shunga book, yet to be titled, will consist of works of art created specifically for the project by each and every artist invited, accompanied by texts and essays on Shunga. Traditionally this has been an artform mostly created by men for the entertainment of other men. What happens when the outlook and focus shift to the female perspective? We are very exited to be given the opportunity to pour our hearts into this book and predict a milestone in contemporary erotic art.

The book is preliminary set to be released in the autumn of this year. Design and creative direction comes from OKAASAN BOOKS and we  will once again entrust Göteborgstryckeriet with creating a stunning and breathtaking work of printed art.

Stay tuned for further news as the project evolve.

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