Books marked "OOP" are out of print, I stock many Out of Books but usually have to hunt for them in rare books shops hence the limited availability and increased price.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Edo Kimono Designs - tons of poses and kimono styles!

Size 8" x 10” - Pages: 240 - Published: 2012 - Price: $68 - Binding: Softcover 

This is an excellent geisha reference book. It covers just about everything! Various kimono, women in tons of different positions, posing with parasols, sitting, kneeling, bowing standing and plenty of different hairstyles. This is a brilliant book for women in kimono imagery!

Women in Japanese Art - OOP

Size: 6” x 8” - Pages: 400 - Published: 2008 - Price: $70 - Binding: Softcover - Used but in good condition.

This is an new book from PIE publishers, whom I just love. Their books are consistently outstanding - beautiful images, always full page and well shot, and the books are well bound and sturdy....this one is no exception. It boasts 400 pages of full color illustrations of women in Japanese art. Includes early ukiyo-e as well and more recent works. The ladies features are in traditional dress....It is a treasure chest of kimono, hair, face and body positions....not to mention the uncountable small details that can help you take your own artwork from good, to epic. This collection is a must have. Text is in Japanese except the index, which lists the titles in English.

Showa Era Advertising Poster Book - tons of ladies!

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Size: 7 " x 10 " - Pages: 192 - Price: $68 - Hardback

This book is awesome. It is a beautiful hardback filled with Japanese adverts from the 40's and 50's. It boasts 192 pages of imagery with an index in the back in English and an afterward on the development of posters in Japan by Natsuko Tajima. This book is excellent for anyone interested in Showa era (WWII) Japanese imagery. Rife with beautiful demure women, in tune with that period, this book is a good resource for artists and designers alike.

Geisha Photo Book

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Size: 5 " x 7.5 " - Pages: 94 - Price: $30 - Softcover

This is a great photo reference book on Japanese Geisha. Lots of face close ups and different body angles. Photos are candid so unique in that there are images of the girls laughing and playing around. Good imagery for inspiration. Text is in Japanese.

Takabatake Kashou's Ladies

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Size: 6 " x 8 " - Pages: 135 - Price: $38 - Softcover

This is a great book for faces. Kashou does amazing Showa era ladies and his work is prolific. His illustrations have a very distinct style and those collected in this book depict women in many positions and performing a variety of tasks...making this a great little reference book on Japanese ladies. Text is in Japanese but there are images throughout the entire book.

100 Views of Maiko and Geiko

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Size: 7 " x 10 " - Pages: 108 - Price: $42 - Softcover

This is a beautiful collection of photos by John Foster called 100 Views of Maiko and Geiko, and it is exactly that. 100 photos of Kyoto's legendary geisha. Beautiful colors, elaborate costumes and hair that does not move...ever. Awesome. I have had a lot of request from customers for Geisha reference books and this is the best one I could find. It includes 100 full page, full color vivid photos of different Geisha -with names indexed in the back of the book. Text is minimal and in both English and Japanese.

Matsumoto Shinako's Illustrations

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Size: 8 " x 10 " - Pages: 140 - Published 2009 - Price: $52 - Softcover

There is something incredibly sinister about Matsumoto Shinako's women. I can't pinpoint if it's a specific look, or the circumstances he puts them in, or how they often appear disheveled and sneaky but they are definitely not the prim and collected women one usually encounters in traditional Japanese imagery. They are so full of emotion and life. His facial expressions are simply amazing. This is a really good reference book for anyone wanting to breathe a little life into their Japanese ladies. Text is in Japanese.

Pose Book - Japanese Men & Women in Kimono

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Size: 7 " x 10 " - Pages: 175 - Published 1993 - Price: $52 - Softcover

This is an awesome reference book - over 2000 photos of kimono clad Japanese men and women in different positions. Sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, fighting, jumping, dancing.....from multiple angles and shot from the front and back. Awesome for things like getting kimono folds and flow right. If your illustrations include Japanese warriors or geisha, this book will help you make them more authentic.

Retro Hairstyles Book

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Size: 10 " x 10 " - Pages: 64 - Published 2009 - Price: $55 - Hardcover

I love this book. It is a "Hair Catalog" featuring Japanese coiffures from the 50's. Very retro pin up and very fun. Excellent art reference book. Several "how - to" pages. Text is in Japanese but it is full of illustrations.

The History of Women's Costume in Japan

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Size: 4 " x 6 " - Pages: 260 - Published 2003 - Price: $30 - Softcover

This is a great little reference book for drawing geisha and Japanese women. It's small and lightweight, perfect to take to conventions and is cover to cover full of full color imagery of women sporting a wide variety of kimono and hairstyles. Good little reference book.

Encyclopedia of Japanese Erotic Art SHUNGA vol.1

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Size: 8 " x 10 " - Pages: 205 - Published 2011 - Price: $65 - Softcover

This is an eye poppin' jaw droppin' collection of Japanese Shunga that just hit the stores. From traditional pillowbook imagery to illustrations that must be the forefathers of the current day hetai collective, this book has something for everyone!

Encyclopedia of Japanese Erotic Art SHUNGA vol.2

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Size: 8 " x 10 " - Pages: 205 - Published 2011 - Price: $65 - Softcover

This book is every bit as good as volume one. So many ideas for amazingly lascivious tattoos. I've sold a few of these at conventions already and was asked not to put it on the website cause it's so good....

Rare Shibari Book - Brilliant for female namakubi! OOP

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Size: 5.5 " x 7.5 " - Pages: 144 - Published 1996 - Price: $100 - Softcover used in good condition

2 copies in stock!

This book iintense! It is a book on Japanese rope bondage but the women's facial expressions, hair, and head positioning are perfect severed head reference. Probably the best I've ever come across! All women mind you but there is very little text - it is all awesome full page photos, and well over 100 in all!!! Such a good find!!

Itty Bitty Book of Shunga

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Size: 4 " x 6 " - Pages: 161 - Published 2008 - Price: $40 - Softcover

Allright you guys keep asking me for more sunga so here you go!!!! Here is a nice little pocket book full of shunga reference!!!

Itty Bitty Book of Shunga II

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Size: 4 " x 6 " - Pages: 207 - Published 2003 - Price: $40 - Softcover

Another nice pocket book full of shunga reference!!!

Japanese Erotic Art Collection

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Size: 6.5 " x 8.5 " - Pages: 172 - Published 2008 - Price: $60 - Softcover

Nice survey book of Japanese erotic art. From pillow book imagery to a "how to" section this book has a lot of um, bang for the buck.

SHUNGA

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Size: 9" x 11" - Pages: 192 - Published: 2006 - Price: $68 - Softcover

This book has a wide variety of shunga imagery including both full color illustrations and monochrome antiquated line drawings. Cover to cover full of VERY ambitious male appendages and amorous hair-biting ladies. 

 

SHUNGA II

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Size: 9" x 11" - Pages: 200 - Published: 2008 - Price: $65 - Softcover

Like it's predecessor this book is cover to cover erotic imagery boasting some impressive genitalia. This one gets a little freakier with several pages devoted to homoerotic illustrations and a close up of what must be the hairiest Japanese man to ever graze the pages of a pillow book.

 

 

Drawing Geisha - OOP

Size 9" x 11.5” - Pages: 119 - Published: 2007 - Price: $150 - Binding: Softcover 

This is an excellent geisha reference book. It includes both outlines /sketches of figures as well as full page full color illustrations. Various kimono and body positions, and a couple pages devoted to hairstyles. Ideal for tattooists and anyone pursuing Japanese imagery. The book is well bound and text is in Japanese.
THIS BOOK IS NOW OUT OF PRINT. I CAN USUALLY GET DECENT USED COPIES BUT IF I CAN'T I WILL REFUND THIS PORTION OF YOUR ORDER AND PUT YOUR NAME ON THE WAITLIST. xo Gomineko

Beautiful Women

Size 8.5" x 11.5” - Pages: 92 - Published: 2002 - Price: $60 - Binding: Softcover 

I got tons of requests for this book and when I finally tracked it down I understood why. Gorgeous illustrations of Asian women posed with different animals, flowers, butterflies, landscapes, not to mention numerous body positions and costumes. Tons in here to work with and a great book to show customers.

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Nyohada-e OOP

Size 10.5" x 14.5” - Pages: 172 - Published: 2003 - Price: $135 - Binding: Hardcover 

This book is definitely for the collector. Huge full color full page photos of women with tattoo motifs that are,I believe, body painted on them. From photographer Ken Sato Mot. Quite visually compelling. These are quite rare. I have 2 copies in stock....

Shunga From the Ukiyo-e Masters - OOP

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Size 8.5" x 12” - Pages: 198 - Published: 2009 - Price: $135 - Binding: Softcover - Used

A good one for the shunga enthisaist this book boats men and women in a number of positions and situations! Lots of food for thought. It is out of print but I have a few copies in stock in fair condition.

 

 

Armed Girls Pose Book - Very Kill Bill esqe

 

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Size 8" x 12” - Pages: 160 - Published: 2012 - Price: $50 - Binding: Softcover 

I love this book! it is rad, girls in costume in a variety of poses with guns and katana swords. Initially created for drawing manga it actually is brilliant for tattoo reference as well. It reminded me of the girls from a Quentin Tarantino movie...

 

Humorous Japanese Shunga - OOP - One of My Favorites!

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Size 8" x 11.5” - Pages: 182 - Published: 1986 - Price: $80 - Binding: Softcover 


This is a great collection of Japanese Shunga - It starts out with the regular men and women in a variety of poses but towards the end there is some stuff that made my eyebrows hit my hairline! The Daruma vagina in here makes this book a must have for any collector of Shunga. One of the best ones I stock as far an imagery goes. Lots of fun stuff!

The Artwork of Takabatake Kasho - Awesome for faces!

 

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Size 6" x 8” - Pages: 136 - Published: 2011 - Price: $42 - Binding: Softcover 

I looooove Kasho's work - amazing reference for faces. He has such great tecnique for creating soft thoughtful Japanese faces...a far cry from the angular ones seen in ukiyo-e. Wrapped in fashion from the 20's and 30's his ladies are wonderfully dated and presented. Lots of eyecandy! This is a good one to pick up.

 
Hyperangle - Women

 

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Size 7" x 10” - Pages: 112 - Published: 2010 - Price: $52 - Binding: Softcover 

This is a photo reference book of a woman in a number of brilliant poses. She is very expressive and the photos have a lot of fun energy. These books are sold here to manga and comic illustrators. Brilliant studies of the female form.

 

 

World of Sensual Splendor - Japanese Shunga at it's Best!!!

 

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Size 9" x 11.5” - Pages: 198 - Published: 1988 - Price: $80 - Binding: Softcover - used 

 

This is one of my favorite of these old shunga collections, it has some AMAZING pages in the back of dick and pussy yurei and yokai. (ghosts and monsters). Hilarious. Definitely the one to get if you are just getting one....or are not sure where to start! These are out of print and I have limited stock so if it becomes unavailable I will let you know via email and add you to the wait list. xo Gomineko

The World of Junichi Nakahara

 

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Size 7" x 10” - Pages: 144 - Published: 2013 - Price: $60 - Binding: Softcover 

This i a great collection of Nakahara's world. He does such great lady faces I think he is brilliant for tattoo reference. His ladies embody the innocence of the '40's and '50s ...with a Japanese twist. Really great stuff.

 

Japanese Kawaii

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Size 6" x 8” - Pages: 126 - Published: 2012 - Price: $50 - Binding: Softcover 

Just like the title suggests....this book is Kawaii cover to cover!! It has some really great faces and tons of Japanese inspired eye candy. Definitely one to have around the shop!

 

 
Japanese Shunga in Ukiyo-e

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Size 9" x 11.5” - Pages: 198 - Published: 1989 - Price: $80 - Binding: Softcover - used

Just like the title suggest this is a collection of old shunga prints featuring the usual men, women and overly generous genetalia. Always a good giggle and more and more frequently finding it way into tattooing. This book is out of print and I have limited stock so please understand if you get put on the waitlist. Thnx!

 

 

 

World of Macoto Takahashi

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Size 6" x 8” - Pages: 124 - Published: 1999 - Price: $50 - Binding: Softcover 

 

Anime-esque starry eyed girls monopolize Macoto's world, and if kawaii girl faces are what you are after then you need look o further! Cover to cover starry eyed girls in a variety of settings and styles. Fun little reference book!

 

 

Shunga Collection

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Size 9" x 11.5” - Pages: 198 - Published: 1989 - Price: $75 - Binding: Softcover 

Cover to cover Japanese pillow images, complete with over compensated private parts and lots of giggling under covers. There's lot of great shunga imagery in here, this is a good little collection.

 

Fukiya's Classic Memories - OOP

 

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Size 6" x 8” - Pages: 120 - Published: 2001 - Price: $60 - Binding: Softcover - Used

This is a cool collection of ladies that went out of print almost immediately. Classy, nostalgic, elegant, dreamy....his ladies pop right out of a storybook from the 40's. Lot of great lady heads for reference as well as a number of scenes and costumes.

 

 

Bouquet of Happiness - Junichi Nakahara

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Size 7" x 8.5” - Pages: 128 - Published: 2000 - Price: $48 - Binding: Softcover 

I love Nakahara's ladies and this is a great survey book with heaps of lady head reference that won't break the bank. Definitely one to get if this style appeals to you.

 

Beauty of Japan

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Size 6.5" x 8.5” - Pages: 128 - Published: 2013 - Price: $48 - Binding: Softcover 

This is a new little survey book on Japanese beauties with images from multiple artists and with highlights on special points of interest, like eyes, hands, feet etc, peculiarities to Japanese art specifically. This is great reference for people struggling with Japanese women, particularly faces.

More Classic Shunga - OOP

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Size 9" x 11.5” - Pages: 182 - Published: 1987 - Price: $75 - Binding: Softcover - Used

This is another great shunga collection for those wanting to round out their libraries. More of the standard fare, lost of secret trysts and futon fumblings.....classic Japanese pillow book imagery.

Diary of a Young Girl - Junichi Nakahara

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Size 8.5" x 12” - Pages: 100 - Published: 2013 - Price: $48 - Binding: Softcover 

This is a new collecton of lady portraits my Junichi Nakahara - lots of great faces in his signature style, less angular that ukiyo-e women, with very expressive eyes and brilliant costumes. I love his ladies!

Geijutsu Shincho - Shunga Edition - Feb 2012

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Size 8" x 11” - Pages: 160 - Published: 2012 - Price: $48 - Binding: Softcover - Used

This is famous art magazine Geijutsu Shincho's Shunga edition and like all of their magazines it is brilliant and worth the money dropped on it for the illustrations alone. These guys always have their fingers on the pulse of the art scene here in Tokyo and are constantly one step ahead. This edition is no different. It is out of print but I can get them still in new/very good condition.

Shunga in Art - OOP

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Size 8" x 11” - Pages: 144 - Published: 1999 - Price: $85 - Binding: Softcover - Used

This is really cool book on shunga cause it goes beyond ukiyo-e and painting and shows shunga in ceramics, sculpture, photos and the like. There are even a few pieces depicting people getting tattooed. It really illustrates how much shunga was appreciated as humor back then, not to mention it's invaluable instructional diagrams!! ; P.

Showa Era Models in Kimono

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Size 6" x 8” - Pages: 128 - Published: 2011 - Price: $50 - Binding: Softcover 

This is a must have for anyone working on Japanese women, it has heaps of great reference! Ladies from numerous artists, in a wide variety of kimono and positions, this book is cover to cover reference. Lots in here to work with!.

 

 

 

 

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