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Kamuro

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Kamuro Courtesans were in demand in Japan and they needed help, or attendants, to see to their every needs.  Kamuro were those such attendants. The Kamuro were the young girls who looked out for and looked after the courtesans of the Yoshiwara. Kamuro would run errands for the courtesans, no matter what they needed.  They […]

The Unruly Geisha Sada Abe: Seduced Sadist or Rebel Lover? (P2)

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In the second part (first part here) on the notorious geisha Sada Abe, we’ll take a look at her complex personality, penis envy and the audacious movie adaptation of her fatal love affair… The Investigation of the Case In Prewar Japan Though Japan is considered to be a secluded country, in the XXth century it followed […]

“The Great Dance Macabre Of Life” by Martin Van Maële (35 Pics)

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Martin Van Maële (1863-1926) was a French illustrator, mainly known now for his erotic drawings. His father was an engraver and teacher at the Beaux-Arts school in Geneva. Maële illustrated texts by Anatole France, Paul Verlaine, Edgar Poe, Conan Doyle. He also produced illustrations for ancient and medieval classics like Apuleius, Ovid, and Aretino. Sharp […]

Kunisada II’s Sensual Vision on the Intrigues in the Brothel Quarters

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The following complete shunga book series called ‘Shunjo yosa no umi‘ was published circa 1850 and attributed to Utagawa Kunisada II (1823-1880). The designs in the books show us the intrigues of rich and poor clients as they entertain themselves with geisha of different positions and in varied locations. Remote Barns Striking are the scenes […]

Complete Meiji Shunga Art Set Including Storage Folder

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We have added a rare complete koban-sized set of shunga prints to our gallery. The storage folder shows an innocent image with two young girls (probably geisha trainee aka. kamuro) reading instructions in shunga books. The 12 subsequent images reflect the world they will eventually enter. Meiji Red The small prints are luxuriously printed with mica […]

Ancient Shock Art: Inititiating a Minor Geisha Trainee (NSFW)

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The extremely rare designs featured below follow the shocking initiation of a kamuro (geisha trainee) at a questionable age for her future activities as a geisha. Harsh Realities The artist (probably Koikawa Shozan) of this subversive set really examined the thematic boundaries of the shunga genre at that time. In any case, he didn’t shut […]

Mesmerizing Vagina Close-up Designs as Portrayed in Japanese Shunga

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Designs featuring vagina close-ups in shunga are among the collector’s favorite subjects. Normally these kind of images were added in the beginning and/or the end of shunga books (ehon) to emphasize its contents. In some rare cases the theme of the vagina close up was applied to shikake-e (toy print) in a most original way. Provoking […]

The Introduction of the Geisha Girl to Sex

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During their training, before becoming a competent and accepted geisha, the young maidservants (aka. maiko* or kamuro**) learned the trade by attending the geishas of the highest class (oiran). The relationship between the two was symbiotic, with the maiko running errands for her “older sister” who in turn paid for her living expenses. Age of 5 […]

Why Did Courtesans Make a Certain Sound During Sex?

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The courtesans in ukiyo-e are recognizable by their intricate clothing and even more by their hairpins (kanzashi). The more hairpins, the higher the status. Another distinctive element is the kimono sash (obi), which courtesans wore tied at the front rather than the back. Arduous This was not just symbolic; putting on a kimono and tying […]

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