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The Secret Garden

Contemporary female erotic art inspired by Shunga.
We invited female artists from all over the world to create a work of art inspired by the traditional erotic art of Japan – Shunga.

Each artist was carefully selected by OKAASAN BOOKS in order to assure a broad artistic spectrum as well an emotional depth. Humour, passion and intimacy is paired with desire and lust as a multitude of styles and techniques come togetherwithing the pages of this book.

“The Secret Garden” is a unique collection of contemporary erotic art, bound in a beautiful limited edition volume.


Aiko Robinson (New Zeeland/Japan) Alina Bushman (Germany) Aimee Cornwell (UK) Alix Ge (France) Andi Soto (Panama) Anna Melo (US) Anna Sandberg (Sweden) Apollonia Saintclair (Europe) Ariane berto (Switzerland) Ayako Yonemitsu (Japan) Barbara Munster (Netherlands) Brooke Steele (Australia) Cameron Cox (US) Carolina Angel (Spain) Caterina Molin (Italy) Claudia De Sabe (UK) Debora Visco (Italy) Deni Balbino (UK) Elin Lowén (Sweden) Frida Castelli (Italy) Giada Wood (Italy) Gina McQuen (UK) Giulia Montanari (Italy) Horiuki (Japan) Human CHUO (France) Jeannie Marie Pingle (US) Jennifer Liles (Canada) Junii Salmon (US) Kanae Nishiyama (UK)  Lacey Law (UK) Lina Stigsson (Netherlands) Lorena Morato (Germany) Manekistefy (Italy) Marie Makowski (US) Marijana Cafaro (Germany) Marine Loup (Portugal) Maryam Gohar (Iran) Naoko Matsuda (Germany) Natalia Giavedoni (Spain) Nathalie Verdon (Switzerland) Nella Kent (Greece) Nikole Lowe (UK) Nina Murashkina (Spain) Patricia Palmer (Spain)  Rea Armeniakou (Greece) Ruby Wolfe (UK) Susan Nygren (Sweden) Som Nakburin (Australia) Tina Jiang (US) Tina Maria Elena Bak (Denmark) Tsubaki Anna (Japan) Valeria Ko (Russia) Vanessa Milito Rodriguez (France) Yuriko Shirou (Mexico


Artists listed alpahbetically by given name/artist name and country of residence

Book Facts:

144 pages

Hard cover and thread bound.

Embossed Cover

Limited edition of 1000 copies.

Landscape format, aprox. 21 x 30 cm

150 g Munken Lynx Rough paper

Printed in Sweden by Göteborgstryckeriet 

Original design by OKAASAN BOOKS

Out Now!

“The Secret Garden” is the second book to be released by OKAASAN BOOKS. For this project we envisioned a collection of contemporary erotic art inspired by Shunga. We also decided that this new book should be something unique. Historically, erotica has mostly been created by men for other men, portraying a very one sided view of sexuality. We were interested in understanding what erotica could be when created by female artists. The idea of “The Secret Garden” was born.

We invited a number of artists, both friends and people within the creative network we had built during our careers as tattooers and artists, as well as a number of both established and up and coming artists that we had come to admire. The erotic art brought together within the covers of this book is as diverse and creative as the sum of its creators. We are proud to be the curators of such a wonderful collection.

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KAGAMI is a beautiful book presenting contemporary Shunga created by Senju.

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