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Utagawa Kunisada’s Complete Masterpiece ‘Azuma Genji’

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The consummate ukiyo-e artist Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) was fascinated by The Tale of Genji and treated the subject in many of his designs, series and books. There are three erotic book series inspired by the Genji theme (‘The Three Genji‘) known from Kunisada’s hand, and (Kachō yojō) Azuma Genji (Deep Feelings of Birds and Flowers, Genji of […]

Spectacular Rape Design by the Specialist Utagawa Kunisada

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It is known that Kunisada was the absolute master of the “rape” subgenre. He was so well-known for creating designs on this subject that he even had the special pseudonym Bukiyo Matahei. A connoisseur from that era would instantly recognize this pen name. The following fold-out design from the series ‘Iro nikki‘ issued in 1829 […]

Recently Discovered Erotic Book Series ‘The Seven Flowers of Autumn’ by Utagawa Kunisada

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Below you can check out the sensual images of a rare complete book series by Utagawa Kunisada. The title is ‘Aki no Nanakusa (The Seven Flowers of Autumn)’ and the year of production is 1832. Size (book closed) is 6 1/8″ x 8 2/3″ inches. Trimming Toenails The books include a lot of striking scenes and […]

Discover These Three Varying Impressions of Kunisada’s Famous Rain Scene

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Nowadays one of Kunisada’s most admired works Shunka Shuto shiki no nagame (Spring, Summer, Autum and Winter: Prospects for the Four Seasons) is a superbly printed production, and because of the high costs involved it was most probably commissioned by a wealthy merchant. With and Without Rain Because of its popularity, this book series was […]

The Forceful Hairy Intruders by the Masters Utamaro and Kunisada

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In the woodblock print schools during the Edo period pupils adopted the style of their masters by looking at their designs and copying them first before they developed their own style later in their career. The teachers (masters) on the other hand looked at their colleagues and rivals from the past and present for inspiration. […]

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 […]

The Insatiable Couple from Kunisada’s Four Seasons Masterpiece

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Kunisada’s output of erotic books was immense, with an estimated amount of forty-two titles. Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter: Prospects of the Four Seasons (Shunka shuto: Shiki no nagame) is an excellent example of the opulently produced shunga books of the period. Hidden The Spring and Summer volumes were issued at New Year 1827 and Autumn […]

The Exciting Four Seasons Art By Kunisada

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Other than his mentor Utagawa Toyokuni (1769-1825), the very talented pupil Kunisada (1786-1865) was a prolific contributor to the shunga genre. In this field he worked almost exclusively in illustrated books, some four dozens being known. Most often, these are signed with one of his erotic pseudonyms ‘Fukiyo Matabei’. Elaborate Color-Printing This plate comes from […]

Kunisada Print Depicting A Sensual Wealthy Couple

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A superb print design from Kunisada’s renowned series ‘Genji of the East, Charm of Flowers and Birds (Kachõ yojõ Azuma Genji)‘. The series is among his best erotic work and was probably commissioned by an affluent consigner. Experienced Collector The applied printing techniques to the designs are unmatched and of the highest quality. They include multiple […]

Charming Sleeve Shunga Book Set by Kunisada

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These attractive miniature shunga book sets were published for those customers who wanted to enjoy them in private (“secretly”) and could carry them in the sleeve of their kimono’s. Poem of Spring, Pine and Bamboo This set is by the extraordinary ukiyo-e artist Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) entitled ‘Shun-ei shochikubai (Poem of Spring, Pine and Bamboo)‘ […]

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