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A Selection of Rare Koban Egoyomi Prints by Katsushika Hokusai

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In the early 18th century the manufacture of official calendars in Edo (former Tokyo) were only authorized by the shogunate to a limited amount of publishers. From the 1750s there seems to have been a trend of privately commissioned small calendar prints (egoyomi) that were produced for wealthy patrons who would share them among the members […]

Exciting Video on the Remaking of Hokusai’s Iconic Shunga

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The following video is a real treat and closely follows some contemporary Japanese woodblock artists working on a project concerning the remake of some iconic shunga art by Hokusai. Deepest Respect Inside you will discover detailed info on the woodblock printing process (what are the most difficult area’s to carve?) and also some fascinating insights […]

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 […]

New Faerber Painting in Tribute to Keisai Eisen and Hokusai

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The starting point for the latest work of Brooklyn-based artist Jeff Faerber are some print designs by the ukiyo-e masters Hokusai and Eisen. On the right in the finished painting (Fig.2) it reads ‘based on prints by Keisai Eisen & Katsushika Hokusai.’ Below you can find these prints and also an insightful explanation by the artist […]

Sensual Hokusai Homage by the Neo Shunga Artist Senju Shunga

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The following three pieces are a sensual homage to the genius of Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), who is the favorite painter of the prolific Swedish artist Senju Shunga (1968). The designs refer to Hokusai’s iconic Fukujuso (The Adonis Plant) series that was issued in various editions between 1818 and 1828. Leaves and Butterflies Senju has retained […]

Magnificent Fold Out Scene by Hokusai’s Son-In-Law

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From the mid-1820s some erotic books also included ‘trick pictures’ (shikake-e), a newness that was not limited to extravagant titles. These trick pictures took two forms. The first consisted of small printed paper flaps pasted onto the printed page to represent doors, screens and the like that, when folded back, revealed what lay behind or within. […]

What Do You Think About Our Free eBook on Hokusai?

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As you might have noticed, ShungaGallery has had an update and is now clearer and matching the modern requirements. Quiz and eBook Furthermore, you can find some additional features such as a quiz and an eBook on Hokusai’s Complete Shunga Legacy. Extensive The eBook features the most extensive study on Hokusai’s shunga works on the […]

Check Out ShungaGallery’s Unique Project Revitalizing This Hokusai Masterpiece

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Dear members and followers of ShungaGallery.com, as you might have noticed we have been working on a unique project behind the scenes in the last months. In collaboration with the Japanese artist Yuuya Shimoi (he also produced the excellent remake of The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife and many other iconic ukiyo-e designs such as […]

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