The only four issues published (each approx. 200 pp.) of a periodical (mostly in Japanese, with some French translations) devoted to stretching the boundaries of human sexuality and gender identity, exploring sexual customs, mores, and deviance cross-culturally, including analysis of Shunga and other Ukiyo-e prints, Marquis de Sade, bondage, Indian temple sculptures, etc., profusely illustrated throughout. Sm. 4to. Orig. illus. wrpps., bottom of spine of first issue bumped. Tokyo (Tensei Shuppan) 1968-1969.
A provocative work, emblematic of the late 1960's, published under the editorial direction of Shibusawa Tasuhiko, a renowned novelist, essayist, and translator of French literature who wrote extensively on black magic, demonism and eroticism. As of April 2014 WorldCat locates five runs of this serial.
Book ID: 46203