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Sensual Kuniyoshi Print With Secret Encounter In a Restaurant

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The famous Utagawa school artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) was a fruitful designer of erotica. His work was made to the most painstaking standards of color-printing, and his focus was more on the lives of ordinary townspeople. A Thousand Chores A nice example of this is the four page fold-out design below that takes place in […]

The Negligent Fireman of the Excellent Calendar of Flowers Series

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Kuniyoshi’s series Hana goyomi (Calendar of Flowers) was published at New Year’s 1835 (Tempo 6), at a time when he had ripened substantially as an artist and writer. Hana goyomi is considered one of his best shunga works. Fireman The entertaining shunga from the series in this post, with a couple that continues to make love […]

The Prostitute Oriki, Her Secret Lover and a Sleeping Cat

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In this well-known design from the Hana ikada series by Kuniyoshi a man cautiously approaches his female lover while observing the cat behind them. The following dialogue ensues, ‘Is Oriki really Sleeping? She asked me to come, and yet she’s already asleep. I bet she’s just pretending (literally ‘racoon-dog sleeping’). We’ll soon see which it […]

Colorful Shunga Designs with Tattooed Ruffians and Brigands

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Depictions with tattoos in ukiyo-e shunga appear since the mid-eighteenth century but not in earlier hand-painted works. The men wearing tattoos represented the underworld of criminal gangs (yakuza) and highway brigands. Bad Nature Every now and then, men with tattoos of dragons, gods or symbols of their bad nature (such as skeletons or dice) are portrayed having peaceful intercourse with their […]