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Three Influential Designs from Twelve Bouts on the Way of Sensuality

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Koryusai’s large oban series ‘Twelve Bouts on the Way of Sensuality‘ (c.1775-77) is famous for its designs in which the figures almost fill the entire image and the introduction of the portrayal of larger genitalia. Bolder In comparison with earlier Koryusai series the figures are bolder and more robust and the size of their bodies […]

Copulating Couple Hidden Behind a Tsuitate by Koryusai

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In the penultimate eleventh plate from Isoda Koryusai’s oban-sized album ‘Shikido torikumi juniban ( Twelve Bouts on the Way of Sensuality),’*¬†we watch a couple in an intimate embrace on a futon. Tsuitate The woman’s obi** is hanging casually over a tsuitate***, that is decorated with a design of cranes, a common motif in Japanese art. […]

The Sensual Dialogue Between a Young Couple and the Chrysanthemums

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Many couples in shunga select “dangerous” places for their secret rendezvous, and are anxious of being caught. The veranda which wrapped around traditional architecture is one such locale. The energetic thrust of the young man’s love-making here pushes the woman back into the room, and she braces herself on the door. Surging Waves The surging […]

Isoda Koryusai’s ‘Peeking Infant Surprising His Copulating Sister’ Design

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The first design on the page is from ‘Sensual Colors, Phoenix Free in a Field’ aka ‘Sensual Colours, A Phoenix Released in the Field‘-series and is Isoda Koryusai ‘s first of only two oban-sized shunga series. Wrestling The second one is ‘Twelve Holds of Love a.k.a. Twelve Bouts of Love’ (Shikido torikumi juniban)‘ that was […]

Censored and Uncensored Impressions of Famous Bathhouse Scene

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This the final image of the ‘Twelve Bouts on the Way of Sensuality (Shikido torikumi juniban)‘-series, published c.1775-77 and designed by Isoda Koryusai (1735-1790). After the large bodies and equally enormous genitals of the preceding designs in the set are replaced here by smaller figures. Massage A group of nine men and women are relaxing […]

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