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Senju Shunga’s Most Recent Sensual Ghost Paintings

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The Swedish artist Matti Sandberg (1968), better known as Senju Shunga, has been fascinated by Japanese art, history, culture and religion since his early twenties. In December 2012 he painted his first shunga (which started as a small idea initially) and has not stopped ever since. In his latest works that are featured below, he refers […]

A Bewitching Depiction of the Strong Longing of a Sensual Ghost

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During a humid summer night a man has taken off all his clothes while sleeping naked underneath a mosquito-net. Squatting next to him holding his erected member in her hand is the smirking appearance of a female ghost. Thin Face She wears just a transparent white jinbei* and her long tousled hair dances eerily in […]

The Terrifying Tale of the Ghost Mother and the Shopkeeper

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In addition to the previous article on the ghost tale of Yotsuya Kaidan, we have today a short story (approx. 2 minutes reading time) of a shopkeeper and his mysterious encounter with the ghost mother… The Tale of the Ghost Mother “Late in the evening, just when he decided to close his store, the shopkeeper […]

Yotsuya Kaidan: The Horrifying Tale of the Vengeful Ghost Oiwa

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Do you remember this now classic short horror video that was posted on YouTube ten years ago? If not, turn up the volume and brace yourself for the coming 14 seconds… Did you get your breathing back on track again? Reikon This chilling short clip clearly anticipates on successful Japanese horror movies like Ju On […]

The Japanese Ghosts and Demons by Senju Horimatsu

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The latest works by the interesting Swedish artist Senju (Matti Sandberg) are inspired by the Yurei-zu genre that concerns Japanese paintings and prints of ghosts, demons and supernatural beings. On his blog he explains that he has been fascinated by the genre for a long time. What appeals to him is the melancholy they represent and the […]

Kuniyoshi’s Erotic Ghost Series Featuring Phallus and Vulva-Shaped Demons (P2)

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Let’s take a look at the second part of Kuniyoshi‘s very entertaining ‘Ghost Stories: Night Procession of the Hundred Demons’ that he designed around 1836. Rokurokubi are a popular type of spirit in Japanese folk tales. They look almost completely like humans, with one major difference. There are two types of Rokurokubi: one can stretch their neck […]

Kuniyoshi’s Excellent Erotic Ghost Series Featuring Phallus and Vulva-Shaped Demons (P1)

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In this magnificent series called ‘Ghost Stories: Night Procession of the Hundred Demons (Kaidan hyakki yagyô)’ the artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) displays his comic genius like no other. These small koban-sized (c. 3 1/2′ x 5′ inches) designs show male and female genitalia disguised as various demons and ghosts. The title on each print is often vulgar and ambiguous […]

The Strange Erotica of the Japanese Illustrator Hayashi Gekko

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Toru Ishihara (1923-1998), who would later adopt the pseudonyms Gojin Ishihara and Hayashi Gekko, is now known for his illustrations of yokais and monsters for several children’s books, such as “Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters” (1972) (Fig.1 to 4), for manga, among them Yagyū Jūbē (Fig.5 and 6), published in 1967, whose theme is the […]

The Erotic, Grotesque and Nonsense World of Shintaro Kago

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The work of Japanese artist Shintaro Kago (1969) is known at home and abroad as one of the great expressions of the ero guro nansensu. Much more thought of as a set of cultural trends, which emerged during the Taisho era and the beginning of the Shōwa era, than an organized movement, the ero guro […]

“The Beauty in the Difference”; Joel-Peter Witkin

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The artistic career of Joel-Peter Witkin (September 13, 1939) has run a meandering, twisting parallel with fellow photographer and transgressive artist Robert Mapplethorpe whose 1989 exhibition The Perfect Moment sparked national debate in the USA, and ignited a culture war that continues to rage today. Although Witkin readily acknowledges, “people either love my work or […]

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