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Obscure Precursor of Hokusai’s Octopus Image

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This is the Shuncho piece that inspired Hokusai’s ‘The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife‘: Katsukawa Shuncho ‘s representation (picture above!) marked one of the first clearly eroticized re-interpretations of the Taishokan tale, a popular sixteenth-century ballad-drama that captivated early modern audiences in dramatizations in the no, kabuki, and puppet theaters, as well as in satirical […]

Tentacle Erotica: Prepare For Some Notoriously Graphic Octopus Images..!

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In addition to one of our most read articles about the influence of Hokusai’s iconic The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife on a whole new genre called Tentacle Erotica (shokushu goukan 触手強姦, aka. Tentacle Rape, Tentacle Hentai or Tentacle Porn) we have included more exciting examples below (Beware: some of these images are very graphic!). […]

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 […]

Unstoppable: What Makes Hokusai’s ‘The Great Wave’ so Irresistible?

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Even those who do not know ‘The Great Wave‘ by the Japanese artist Hokusai (1760-1849), knows it. As a meme, as a sweater or as a emoji. What makes this woodblock print from the early 1830s so compelling? Waves Are Claws Tell them, Vincent. ‘These waves are claws, the boat is caught in them, and you […]

Kunisada II’s Amusing Octopus Fantasy

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The humour of this image attributed to Utagawa Kunisada II (1823–1880) lies in the fact that the octopus wears a white head scarf of a commoner. Either this depiction is the imagination of the woman or the octopus represents the male lover who sees himself as the tremendous lover that octopuses are purported to be. Loyal Kunisada II […]

The Iconic Kinoe No Komatsu Series by Katsushika Hokusai

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Kinoe no Komatsu (Pining for Love) marks a turning point in Hokusai‘s career in which he intensified and reached a high level of quality in his erotic albums. His depiction of the human figure changed radically, acquiring a fuller, more opulent and fleshier form, expressing a vigorous, powerful sensuality. Hokusai‘s attention and care for the smallest […]

The Magnificent Erotic World Displayed in Hokusai Prints

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The ukiyo-e genius Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) is by far the most widely known of all Japanese artists. There are several factors that contributed to his stardom. One of them was the publication in 1896 of Edmond de Concourt’s intense monography Hokousai (published the same year as Michel Revon’s Etude sur Hoksai‘). Van Gogh Another major […]

Fantastic Shunga Movie Animation Inspired on Hokusai’s Young Pine Saplings

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  A fantastic short animation movie on shunga by the talented Italian illustrator Roberto Biadi. The images are inspired on the erotic designs of the great Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). Look for the octopus early in the movie! It features mainly designs from the Hokusai masterpiece book series ‘Kinoe no komatsu‘ (Languishing for Love/ Young Pine Saplings), published […]

The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife and Its Influence on Tentacle Erotica

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The previous translations published on the internet of one of the most coveted erotic prints called ‘The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife‘ (蛸と海女) were not completely accurate. Below you can find the definitive translation and more background info on this shunga masterpiece… Hokusai‘s ‘The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife‘ became one of the most celebrated of all […]

Edmond de Goncourt and His Infectious View on the Aesthetics of Shunga

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The famous art critic, writer and collector Edmond de Goncourt (1822-1896) known for his erudite (although somewhat naive) hymn on The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife began acquiring erotic Japanese prints in October 1863. He writes in his journal: Obscenity ‘The other day I bought some albums of Japanese obscenities. They delight me, amuse me, and charm […]

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