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Terazaki Kogyo’s Complete Meiji Masterpiece Izumo No Chigiri

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In the so-called ‘new prints’ (Shin Hanga), including shunga, that were issued at the beginning of the 20th century, the most obvious features are the influence of Western artistic styles. This can be seen in the use of imported bright chemical colors and the chromolithograph technique, replacing the soft, natural colors of the Edo period. […]

The Amusing Japanese Erotic Cartoons of Terazaki Kogyo

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When Japan opened its doors during the Meiji period (1868-1912) and allowed foreigners to enter the country profound changes and innovations came with them. This was particularly noticeable in the artistic styles, clothes, machines, vehicles and trains, weapons, electricity, etc., that all found their way into the art of shunga. Army Officers and Doctors The […]

The Secret Private Life of Cartoon Characters by Grégoire Guillemin

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Daisy Duck as a pin-up, the innocent main character from Alice in Wonderland sensually licking a Playboy lollipop, a passionately kissing Batman and Robin (the latter with a Mighty Mouse tattoo in the neck), or an ice-cream stain on Wonder Woman’s bra. Cultural Icons These are the fun twists French creative designer Grégoire Guillemin (born December […]

Georges Wolinski and His Sharp Cartoons on Sex, Politics, and Society

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Being devotees of the cartoon-like works of the Taisho period and comical warai-e pictures by Shozan and Kyosai, which are exposed on this site, we’ve decided to pay attention to one of the masters of Western caricature, French artist Georges Wolinski (1934-2015). He was born in French Tunisia in a Jewish family and lost his […]

The Popular Sumo Wrestlers in Sensual Encounters

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Shunga was an art form intended for a wide audience and therefore dealt with themes that would appeal to many, and for this reason sumo certainly could not be missed. The origins of sumo wrestling dates back to somewhere between the third and seventh centuries and has been an important part of Japanese culture ever since. Raise […]

Collecting Shunga with Bathhouse and Seashore Themes

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For our site ShungaGallery.com I interview artists and collectors who are passionate about shunga and erotic art. One of our clients is a serious Florida United States collector (he wishes to be anonymous) who collects bathhouse and swimming related themes within Japanese woodblock art. He bought many of the shunga pieces that are part of his […]

The Sensual Fantasies of Lonesome Masturbating Beauties

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The portrayal of sensual female masturbation in isolated settings were a beloved subject of ukiyo-e artists. This applies to the Edo period (1600-1868) but even more so to the Meiji period (1868-1912). Sensual Female Masturbation Often self-satisfaction in shunga is performed by hand, but sometimes with the support of a device such as a harigata (dildo), Women […]

Violent Dream Fantasy of an Abalone Diver

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In the dunes near the sea we see a male awabi (abalone) diver making love to a tied-down female colleague. The woman is attached with ropes to an anchor. The waves in the background emphasize the direction of the movement in the design. Awabi (Abalone) Diver Initially I thought this was a rape scene but after […]

Sensual Encounters Involving Trains in Shunga Prints

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During the westernization of Japan, artists started to promote the modernization in their so-called “Enlightment” prints. The Japanese built their first railroad in 1872 and quickly became a symbol of innovation. Therefore there arose a large demand for “train prints”. Trains In Shunga Although there was a large demand you very scarcely find shunga designs including […]

The Sensual Dialogue Between a Copulating Couple At the Beach

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This suggestive image attributed to Terazaki Kogyo (1866–1919) is one of the best-known shunga designs of the Meiji era. It features a young couple wearing the latest fashion making love while standing in shallow water. Meiji-era Erotica The design is from a set of twelve prints entitled Izumo no chigiri (Pledge of Izumo). In terms […]

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