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Sensual Lust and Life In the Drawings of Court Painter Mihaly Zichy

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Mihaly Zichy (1827-1906) was a Hungarian painter living and working in Russia. In his twenties, Zichy gained popularity with paintings on religious and medieval themes and was invited to the Russian court as a drawing teacher of princess Ekaterina Mikhailovna. However, what brought him to the court, later almost wiped his court career out. Too […]

Gessai Gabimaru Presents a Dutchman Copulating a Horny Japanese Courtesan

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This composition by Gessai Gabimaru (1789-1834) represents Western men coupling with Japanese women, and is similar to other such scenes produced by Chokyosai Eiri, Keisai Eisen, and Kitagawa Utamaro. Aphrodisiac Here, a woman from Kyoto and a Dutchman from Dejima are absorbed in their lovemaking (Fig.1). He has offered her an aphrodisiac like the Dutchman […]

The Covert Libidinous Adventures During the Rice Harvesting

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In the Edo period, one of the driving forces of the economy was the rice production. Rice planting happened (and still happens) in the spring, cultivation in the summer, and harvest in the fall. The Japanese style of rice-growing adjusts its range of procedures according to the flow of the seasons. Rice yields were also a […]

Shunga Within Shunga

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Shunga paintings and prints sometimes include shunga within the image. Often this was a cheeky homage to the genre itself, with the images displaying an open shunga book visible next to a couple in the midst of having sex, offering a handy guidance. Mood-enhancer In other cases, shunga books were added as a mood-enhancer to the involved […]

The 12 Most Popular Blog Posts of the Year 2018

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Our website traffic rises slowly but steadily as more content is added (at least two new articles per week). The primary source of traffic to ShungaGallery.com comes from organic search. In 2017, most visitors still came via social media channels but the removal from YouTube at the end of December 2017 and the stricter community […]

Faerber’s New Modern Erotic Art With an Ode to Hokusai, Eisen and Banksy

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Jeff Faerber has added two gems to his modern erotic art oeuvre. In the first work he pays tribute to two ancient Japanese artists (Keisai Eisen and Hokusai) and one contemporary England-based street artist (the enigmatic Banksy). From a Eisen design he mimicked the pose of the couple, Hokusai is present in the back with […]

‘The Deflowering of a Regretful Lady’ By Shigenobu

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An elegant image depicting a young beauty biting a handkerchief, with an apparently abashed expression while rocking back and forth on top of the man who has deflowered her. At first sight the depiction seems to be a peaceful encounter between two lovers but the dialogue reveals something different: Woman: ‘You told me to come […]

What Happened Within the Yoshiwara Brothel in Ancient Japan?

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While the women in the Yoshiwara brothels had little use for shunga, their territory was the main subject-matter for the Edo (now Tokyo) artists. But what exactly did a visit to the Yoshiwara entail? Not Very Good-Looking In Yoshiwara itself there were different classes of tea houses and geisha. The lowest-ranking courtesans, either not very […]

The Colorful Erotic World of Ikeda Eisen

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The following ten designs by Ikeda Eisen (1790-1848) are from a series called ‘Mitsukumi sakazuki‘ (c.1820s)… Unknown Territory A secret appointment between an experienced geisha and a young lover near the shore. She is impatient and moves her right hand into his kimono. He is reticent because love is still unknown territory to him. Pillow […]

How to Pick the Right Angle to Start Your Shunga Collection

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Many people get overwhelmed by the wide range of subjects and themes within the shunga genre (thousands of books, prints and paintings were issued between 1600-1912) and therefore do not make a choice and select a topic. To make it easier and to find a path in the large amount of possibilities I have added some […]

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