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17 Lustful Females and 1 Aroused Male in a Crowded Bathhouse

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I am always thrilled and amazed when I come across a new rare shunga gem that I have never seen before. In my experience that is one of the true pleasures of being an art dealer. Similar to the pleasure that the collector experiences. The piece treated in this post is such an example. Straight […]

Amusing Bathhouse “Porn” Scene With Soaped Penis and Soaked Travellers

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In correspondence to the stormy and rainy weather that has plagued our country (the Netherlands) for weeks now, I was inspired to turn the spotlight briefly on this entertaining scene. A married couple is enjoying themselves in a bathhouse. The female is soaping the erect penis of her spouse (the bag of soap lying beside […]

Bathhouse Gossip: What Is the Seductive Girl in the Centre Saying to the Boy Behind Her?

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A print showing five people in a scene full of sensuality. The attention of the viewer is drawn to the seated girl in the centre, Ohachi, and the young man sensually massaging her back. They are observed with impudent gazes by the older man and the woman, dressed in a light cotton robe, who is […]

Discover the Interior Labyrinth in the Myth of the Bathhouse

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The Myth of the Bathhouse (c.1827) by Kunisada contains a sequence of illustrations aptly examining various levels of communication between the public and private area. The first image (Fig.1.) shows us two spaces within the bathhouse that are divided into an exterior space in the foreground, where a woman washing herself glances through the barrier of […]

Bathhouse Sex in a Slippery Setting

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I came across the following descriptions of this eye-catching bathhouse scene by the ukiyo-e master Isoda Koryusai (1735-1790) with the views of three separate ukiyo-e experts: Rosina Buckland: “The image for the fifth month, Satsuki, or the ‘month of rice seedlings,’ is a scene of a husband becoming aroused at the sight of his wife […]

Collecting Shunga with Bathhouse and Seashore Themes

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For our site ShungaGallery.com I interview artists and collectors who are passionate about shunga and erotic art. One of our clients is a serious Florida United States collector (he wishes to be anonymous) who collects bathhouse and swimming related themes within Japanese woodblock art. He bought many of the shunga pieces that are part of his […]

Censored and Uncensored Impressions of Famous Bathhouse Scene

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This the final image of the ‘Twelve Bouts on the Way of Sensuality (Shikido torikumi juniban)‘-series, published c.1775-77 and designed by Isoda Koryusai (1735-1790). After the large bodies and equally enormous genitals of the preceding designs in the set are replaced here by smaller figures. Massage A group of nine men and women are relaxing […]

Yashima Gakutei or Hokusai? Who Designed These Amazing Shunga Books?

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In the past the mesmerizing erotic book set called ‘Kurawa no tanoshimi ‘ (c.1820s) has been attributed to several artists such as Hokusai’s daughter Katsushika Ōi (c.1800-c.1866), Hokusai’s talented son-in-law Yanagawa Shigenobu (1787-1832) and one of the most refined surimono * designers in the history of ukiyo-e and pupil of Hokusai, Yashima Gakutei ( 1786-1868) **. Hokusai Himself Personally, I […]

Must See: Important Shunga Booklet Set by Suzuki Harunobu

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This erotic booklet set entitled ‘Enshoku Tamatsubaki‘ (c.1760) by the great ukiyo-e innovator Suzuki Harunobu (1725-1770) shows a lot of designs that were decisive to the artist’s later shunga work and to his pupil Isoda Koryusai (1735-1790). Ingenious Way Harunobu uses the long narrow format of the designs in an ingenious way, often connecting the illustrated pages. The […]

The 12 Most Popular Blog Posts of the Year 2019

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As usual we close the year with a top 12 of the most viewed articles on our site in 2019. Only six of last year’s top 12 remained and there are some surprising shifts again. The content concerning close up genitalia continues to be popular, just like the posts on Chinese erotica and modern shunga. Engagement […]

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