江戸の歴々たる人気浮世絵師が競作した浮世絵春画は、その艶美で大胆・大らかな表現と卓抜した摺りの技で、世界の耳目を驚かし、今も変わらぬ人気を確立しています。本書は、詩人クリス・モズデル氏がその特有の表現に触発されて詩作。絵と詩が織り成す情趣に応えて ”SYO” アーティスト吉川壽一氏が書を添え、木下勝弘氏の構成により、全く新たな美的世界を造り上げたものです。濃密・甘美にして崇高なエロスが炸裂します。
こんなにエロティックで、しかも エレガントな本はめずらしいね ー 坂本龍一（帯文より）
"So erotic, yet so elegant. This book has a rare quality." (Ryuichi Sakamoto) 'Shunga,' erotic art is a series of collaborative work joined by a bunch of popular Ukiyoe artists in Edo era. Shunga has been constantly seeking more possibility of erotism and boldness in sexual expression. That amused the world and keeps heir long lasting popularity. An English poet, Chris Mosdel is no exception. He wrote a series of poems greatly inspired by Shunga's unique artworks. In response to the authentic atmosphere created by Shunga and poetry, the book was also contributed by another talents like Syo artist Kiichi Yoshikawa and edited by Katuhiro Kinoshita. With all these together, the book brings you a completely new aesthetic world.
Chris MOSDEL Lyricist. Has written for Eric Clapton, Sarah Brightman, Boy George, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Yellow Magic Orchestra. Has collaborated on film scores, operatic works, anime soundtracks, and was commissioned to write the election theme song for the Social Democratic Party of Japan. The innovator of "Visic," a development of visual music, his ground-breaking work culminated in the interactive audiovisual album Equasian. Publications of his work include "Ink Music: The Lyrics of Chris Mosdell," "Writing the Riot Act in the Illiterate Hour: New and Selected Lyrics," "LAA...The Dangerous Opera Begins," "Shake the Whole World to Its Foundations," "Splatterhead; The Songlines of Chris Mosdell" and "City of Song, The