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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 […]

Rape at the Cemetery by a Blind Ronin and His Helper

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This design comes from an early work by Katsukawa Shuncho (act.ca.1783-1795) called ‘Picture Book: Lust of Many Women on One Thousand Nights (Ehon chiyo-dameshi).’ Blind Unemployed Samurai A sinister duo has taken a young girl to an isolated graveyard in order to carry out their nefarious plans. The desperate girl is fully naked, just like […]

Shigenobu’s Shocking Gang Rape Scene With a Vigorous Victim

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The following forceful shunga design by Yanagawa Shigenobu (1787-1833) is the 10th plate from his masterpiece ‘Willow Storm‘ published in the late 1820s. Palanquin Bearers It exhibits a gang rape scene featuring a courageous female victim fighting off her attackers. The four involved men seem to be palanquin bearers. The man who puts his fingers into […]

Violent Rape Executed By Hairy Old Man

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The most shocking design from both the series Utamakura and Fumi no kiyogaki by Utamaro and Eiri are the ones depicted below. Let’s take a closer at these extraordinary examples of rape art… Violence A young woman tries to fight off a hairy older male who is raping her. She defends herself by biting in […]

The Rape of a Bathing Lady By Raijin the Thunder God

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In the Edo period, people believed that when a woman was taking a bath during a thunder storm she would be raped by the demon (oni) Raijin (aka. Kaminari-sama), a god of lightning, thunder and storms (in the Shinto religion and Japanese mythology). Thunder God Raijin In this arresting and dynamic depiction the thunder god Raijin is molesting and penetrating […]

Unsettling Rape In a Rice Field By the Legendary Utamaro

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喜多川 歌麿 春画  A rice field is the notorious setting of an unvoluntarily sex encounter with three men forcing themselves upon a frightened woman.  One of the attackers sports a tattoo on his upper right arm featuring a skeleton playing a shamisen (three-stringed instrument). Hana fubuki was simultaneously published in color and in black-and-white versions. Luxurious Paradise “…The use […]

The Monstrous Priest Dokyo Leading a Horrifying Gang Rape

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The prolific ukiyo-e artist Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) was specialized in portraying rape scenes. He even adopted a special pen name Bukiyo Matahei followed by a subtitle “ichimei Goin Sensei” which was probably to indicate to the reader that they could expect portrayals of rape. Dokyo Loved Virgin “A “rape” orgy has come to a horrifying climax when […]

Japanese Shunga Print Depicting the Ghastly Rape of a Seamstress

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The Japanese shunga prints that feature rape during the period (c.1770-71) were rather rare. Depictions of rape occur more often in later shunga, dating from the second half of the 19th century when the overall image became coarser. This is one of the earliest shunga featuring explicit rape. Luscious Sewer A young girl on the […]

Does This Shunga Design By Kunisada Really Portray a Rape Scene?

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At first this striking shunga scene by Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) seems to involve a rape but the partial translation of the dialogue below will reveal something else! The partial translation reads: Tied man: “Good heavens! Fuck you! My babe’s voice is homy!” Babe: “I’m lucky! Amazing huge cock!” Kunisada’s Tales of Pussy This “orgy” scene features five men making love […]

The Erotic Labyrinthic Bodies of the German Painter Sibylle Ruppert

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Dancer and painter Sibylle Ruppert (1942-2011) (Fig.1) was born when bombs were falling during the first massive bombing of Frankfurt. In search of safety, her parents fled Frankfurt to live in the countryside. After the war, her family was taken in by an aristocratic family. Sibylle’s father was a graphic designer and she spent hours […]

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