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Shunga Statue of Keisai Eisen’s “Harbor” Scene by Joscha Bender

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A couple of years ago, we sold this lovely Keisai Eisen piece that depicts an intimate couple at a quay in the harbor. The print comes from Eisen’s series ‘Konote gashiwa (Two Aspects of Love/ Child’s-hand Oak)‘, issued around 1836. The client was the German artist Joscha Bender who is both a sculptor and a shunga […]

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 […]

Keisai Eisen Is Ranked Not Far From Utamaro

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After Hokusai, undoubtedly the most striking figure among the later shunga artists is Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). Eisen was to prove one of the most prolific (together with Kunisada) of all ukiyo-e shunga masters. His several sets of larger album-prints are well known, and he produced more than three dozen different shunga books as well – […]

The Risky Pictures by the Notorious Artist Keisai Eisen

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The risky pictures in shunga, also called abuna-e, were one of the specialties of the multi-talented Japanese artist Keisai Eisen (1790-1848).  These kind of images are characterized by a more evocative atmosphere with the couples (mainly courtesans and their secret lovers) depicted just after or before their love-making. A fascinating post-coital scene with a geisha […]

The Extraordinary Japanese Shunga Art of Keisai Eisen

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The Japanese shunga art by the jack-of-all-trades* Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) is always sensual and instantly recognizable for the trained eye. The rendering of the hair-dues, the use of his beloved color purple, and elaborate placement of textiles are just a few of the characteristic features of this great ukiyo-e master. Japanese Shunga Art His most […]

Sensual Video of an Untitled Shunga Series By Keisai Eisen

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The following sensual video features a nearly complete (it lacks the single page illustrations) shungabook series by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). At this moment the title of the series is unknown to me but it was published in the 1830s: Click HERE for another interesting article on Eisen including a sensual video!

Sex Within The Narrow Confines Of a Pleasure-Boat By Keisai Eisen

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This is the final panel of the ‘A Light Spring Snow‘-series from the robust artist Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). We find ourselves back in the midst of Edo (former Tokyo) in which we get a glimpse of two lovers on a pleasure-boat in the middle of the Sumida River. Genitalia The protagonists are stylish geisha and […]

Why Was Keisai Eisen Such a Decadent Shunga Artist?

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Keisai Eisen (1790-1848), a pupil of the Hokusai school, was the first of the three leading ukiyo-e masters (the other two were Kunisada and Kuniyoshi) who started to produce in the shunga genre during the Bunsei/Tenpo era (1820s to 1844). Popular Although Kunisada was already a very popular artist in the Bunka period (1804-1818), long before Keisai […]

Bedroom Guide to Spring Scenes by Utagawa Kunisada and Keisai Eisen

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This work is unusual in that it is a collaborative work in which print artists supplied both the illustrations (Kunisada) and the text (Keisai Eisen). Eisen felt a deep loss over the death of Ryutei Tanehiko (1783-1842), an author for whom he had illustrated many books (Hayasji 1975:225). He feared for the decline of the […]

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