Browse Lots

COVID-19 Important notice Read more
Keisai Eisen (1790-1848)
(Keichu kibun) Makura bunko [Heard and Recorded in the Bedroom: Pillow Library], Part 2, 1823, 2 vols, colour woodblock illustrated book
Hanshibon-size book, 21.2 x 15cm. (covers)

Lot Essay

Makura bunko was a three-part encyclopaedia of sex, each part consisting of two volumes and each part published in 1822, 1823 and 1824. For another impression in the International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto and for further reading see Tim Clark (ed.), Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art, (British Museum Press, London, 2013), p.354-5.

More From The Japanese Aesthetic

View All
View All