STRANGERS IN PARADISE: THE FOREIGN IMAGE IN JAPANESE ART AND SHUNGA, by Yoshikazu Hayashi and Richard Lane. Published in Japan, 1998. A special publication from the series The Complete Ukiyo-e Shunga: The Foreign Image. ISBN-10: 4309910351; ISBN-13: 978-4309910352. Softcover Book with Dustjacket, 9.5 x 11.5", 151 pages. TEXT in JAPANESE with 8 pages in ENGLISH by Richard Lane briefly describing each illustration / plate. ILLUSTRATED with 33 color and 207 b&w illustrations, text in Japanese with an English summary and list of plates, paper, Tokyo, 1998. This special volume is devoted to images of foreigners in Japanese prints, especially in Shunga, which include those that depict Europeans, Americans and Chinese. The extensive text (in Japanese) discusses the complex relationship between foreigners and Japan and the enigma behind their depictions in erotic prints. Condition: NEAR FINE book, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a VERY GOOD dustjacket that has wear to the top of the spine. A lovely, solid copy. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: FOREIGNERS in JAPANESE EROTIC ART / SHUNGA -...
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
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