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Chokyosai Eiri’s Famous Portrayal of A Horny Dutchman

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The following oban plate is among the most celebrated shunga designs in ukiyo-e history and is the first tableau of Chõkyõsai Eiri’s acclaimed Models of Calligraphy-series, which was published  New Year 1801. Dutch Captain Through the window of a brothel in Nagasaki we spy a Dutch captain having sex with a Japanese courtesan. Incense burns in […]

Eiri’s Masterful Ode to Utamaro’s Praised Erotic Masterpiece

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The all too long neglected Chokyosai Eiri (鳥橋斎 栄里 act. ca. 1789-1801) created his masterpiece of shunga art ‘Fumi no kiyogaki (Models of Calligraphy)‘ at the New Year’s of the year 1801. It consists of thirteen, instead of the usual twelve plates, and was heavily inspired on Utamaro‘s ‘Utamakura (Poem of the Pillow)‘ dated 1788. […]

Eiri’s Erotic Masterpiece of a Lesbian Couple with Harigata

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This compelling erotic design by Chokyosai Eiri (c.1789-1801) depicting ‘lesbian love‘ is from one of the most daring sets of oban-size shunga known. The first edition includes thirteen instead of the traditional twelve designs. Sex scenes between woman are rare in shunga. Harigata As reported by Dr. Richard Lane, this female-female sex scene is sometimes excluded […]

Chokyosai Eiri’s Savage Shunga of a Masturbating Woman With Pestle

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A bizarre in-your-face shunga scene by the long neglected ukiyo-e master Chokyosai Eiri (act. c.1789-1801). It is from one of the boldest sets of oban-sized erotica known called ‘Models of Calligraphy (Fumi no kiyogaki)‘ published in 1801. Vulgar The album was partly modeled on Utamaro‘s well-known masterpiece ‘Poem of the Pillow (Utamakura)‘ from 1788. About […]

Discover the Price Secrets in Our Unique Shunga Art Price Indicator..!!

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Often wondered what Hokusai’s original The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife was sold for in the past? Our unique Shunga Art Price Indicator offers no less than 5 RARE examples (both as an individual piece and in book form) of this most coveted shunga print. Besides this S.A.P.I., which is ONE OF A KIND, includes 176 pages […]

Man Ray’s Satirical View on The International Colonial Exhibition in 1931

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Due to the many enthusiastic reactions on the Man Ray article recently, today we’ll take a close look at the series of his photographs called Exposition Coloniale Internationale (International Colonial Exhibition). This set consisting of three images is a parody on the photographic press reports about the Paris Colonial Exhibition, which took place in 1931 […]

Gessai Gabimaru Presents a Dutchman Copulating a Horny Japanese Courtesan

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This composition by Gessai Gabimaru (1789-1834) represents Western men coupling with Japanese women, and is similar to other such scenes produced by Chokyosai Eiri, Keisai Eisen, and Kitagawa Utamaro. Aphrodisiac Here, a woman from Kyoto and a Dutchman from Dejima are absorbed in their lovemaking (Fig.1). He has offered her an aphrodisiac like the Dutchman […]

New Free eBook ‘The 25 Most Important Classical Shunga Artists (Vol.2)’

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We would like to start the new year with another gift to thank you for your involvement with ShungaGallery in the last year. Therefore we want to offer you the first chance to obtain our new eBook, a follow-up to the eBook we issued in December 2019 called ‘The 25 Most Important Classical Shunga Artists‘. Most […]

Two Young Lesbians Go Wild With Their Newly Acquired Sex Toy

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This unrecorded print is surely one of the great ukiyo-e lesbian designs. It predates by around a dozen years, the famous image of the same subject by Chokyosai Eiri from the series ‘Fumi no kiyogaki (Models of Calligraphy)‘, issued in 1801. Sex Toy Two young courtesans experiment with a papier-maché harigata (artificial phallus). The girl […]

18 Sensual Encounters Behind Mosquito-Netting Available in Our Gallery

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In the mise-en-scène of the shunga idiom the different seasons could be conveyed for instance by the snow in the background, seasonal clothing, popular festivals, specific flowers, an incense burner would indicate summer and a kotatsu (heated table) winter. Mosquito-netting Mosquito-netting emphasized the hottest days of summer. They were often ingeniously incorporated in the composition and were a […]

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