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Hokusai Shunga Prints With Copulating Mice and Dogs (P2)

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In this second part (here you can find Part 1) we’ll study one of Hokusai shunga scenes that is illustrated in Vol.I of the series ‘The Horny God of Izumo (En-musubi Izumo no sugi)‘. The print depicted in Fig.1 is a complex and unconventional shunga scene. It features a pair of lovers having sex in a passageway. […]

Hokusai Shunga Prints With Copulating Mice and Dogs (P1)

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In this article we’ll take a closer look at shunga designs by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) in which he adds mice and dogs as a comic supplement. In the above design from the ‘Tsuhi no hinagata’ -series we see an intimate couple reclining after a sensual bout of love-making. The humorous touch has been added by Hokusai […]

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 […]

Tsui no hinagata: Hokusai’s Most Famous and Popular Shunga Album

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‘Tsui no hinagata (Models of Loving Couples)‘ is Hokusai‘s most famous and most popular shunga album. It was likely issued in the year 1812, when Hokusai was fifty-two. The varicolored shapes of boldly-patterned, loving couples fill each page, and the album comprises an authentic tour de force of erotic life among the plebeian classes of […]

A Rare Discovery of a Gay Shunga Designed by Katsushika Hokusai

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Until recently it was unknown if Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) ever designed homoerotic images. But a few weeks ago I discovered this fascinating piece that is without a doubt by the great master. Although the series is unknown, the artist and period are certain. Size of Male’s Genitalia As usual in gay scenes within shunga the males are divided […]

This Crazy Shunga Design By Hokusai Was Hammered Down For $8750,- At Christies

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The ‘Brocades of the East (Azuma nishiki)‘ commences with a brief preface featuring elegant calligraphy, summarizing the classical themes of sexual love – from the China of Yang Kuei-fei to Japan of Prince Narihara – and of their depiction in ukiyo-e from the shunga albums of Moronobu to the master of the present work, Hokusai […]

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 […]

Nishikawa Sukenobu: The Great Shunga Master of the Kamigata Area

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Nishikawa Sukenobu (西川 祐信, 1671-1750) is by many critics considered the greatest ukiyo-e artist coming from the Kamigata region (Kyoto and Osaka). His exceptional mastery in portraying the female figure meant that he was in great demand for shunga illustrations. Female Beauties Sukenobu studied painting under Kano Eino of the Kano school in Kyoto; he may […]

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. […]

Now You Can Finally Obtain One of the Most Memorable Prints in Shunga…!!

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YES…It’s finally here! Shunga Gallery is proud to announce – for the first time in over 115 years – the release of our much anticipated woodblock print remake of one of Hokusai’s most dramatic shunga designs. Authentic Feel Earlier this year we gave the gifted ukiyo-e artist Yuuya Shimoi the assignment to produce a reproduction […]

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