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Senju Shunga’s Lesbian Version of the Octopus and the Pearl Diver

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After eight years of creating art influenced by the traditional Japanese erotic art called shunga, Senju Shunga finally got around to creating an homage to the most famous shunga of them all. Katsushika Hokusai’s original work, first issued in 1814, has become a symbol in itself, and when shunga is brought to mind, many of you […]

Smoking Semi Nude Female Sporting Fox Mask by Senju Shunga

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On the Instagram page of the artist Senju Shunga he mentions his recent struggle to keep his head above water financially and perhaps has to close down his online store. Since we’re a fan of the artist and have been following the artist since our inception in 2016, we would like to encourage you to […]

The Influence of the Shin Hanga Artist Shotei Takahashi on Senju Shunga

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The influence of the Shin Hanga artist Hiroaki Takahashi aka. Shotei (1871-1945) on the modern-day shunga artist Senju Shunga is already visible in earlier works like Kitsune (2014) and  Kiyohime (2014). In his most recent print ‘Kuroneko (Black Cat – Fig.1)’ he took Shotei’s late masterpiece ‘Nude Playing with a Cat‘ (Fig.5) as starting point. Shotei Shotei was a prolific […]

Senju Shunga’s ”Hikage” Inspired by Tanizaki’s In Praise of Shadows

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Inspired by Jun’ichiro Tanizaki’s ‘In’ei Raisan (In Praise of Shadows)‘, the essay much admired Senju Shunga’s, this new painting entitled ‘Hikage (Shade)‘ offers a more explicit scene than his previous works. In Praise of Shadows discusses traditional Japanese aesthetics in contrast with change. Senju loves its poetic and beautiful celebration of days gone by and how innovations […]

Toyotama-Hime: The Dragon Princess by Senju Shunga

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“You can never paint like me! That is fine, because I can never paint like you”. This is a quote by Salvador Dali, that liberated the Swedish artist Senju Shunga (1968), and gave him the confidence to develop his uniqueness as an artist. This is a slow process and on this slow path towards artistic […]

Botan Doro: Sensual Tale of the Peony Lantern by Senju Shunga

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Ever since the start of Shunga Gallery we’re following the creative evolvement of the modern shunga artist Senju Shunga (1968) closely. This clearly shows how the artist’s aesthetics are increasingly taking shape. His latest ghost painting Botan Doro: Tale of the Peony Lantern is a nice example of this. Pre-raphaelite In this work he brings together many of […]

Kinryu: The Girl With the Golden Dragon Tattoo by Senju Shunga

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On Instagram, the artist Senju Shunga emphasizes the difficulty of designing the Japanese dragon in irezumi (the traditional Japanese tattoo). It is a challenge to get all the different elements right. If one part is designed in a sloppy way, the whole thing falls apart. He has designed numerous dragons in his twenty year career in irezumi […]

Mayu Manson as Sei Shōnagon in Senju Shunga’s The Pillow Book

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The Swedish artist Senju Shunga follows a meticulous process in the creation of his work. This can be seen nicely in his last painting ‘Makura no Sōshi ‘ (the Pillow Book – Mayu Manson as Sei Shōnagon – Fig.2 to 13) of which you can view the different stages below. Empress Teishi Senju got the idea […]

Senju Shunga Explores the Aesthetics of Shibari in Hankou

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Senju’s new painting ‘Hankou (Defiance – Fig.4)’ is what the artist calls a sister painting for ‘Fuji (Wisteria – Fig.2)’ he produced a year ago. His fascination for the aesthetics of shibari/kinbaku (Japanse bondage art) was triggered by a documentary on a Finnish couple and the intimacies they share. Dirty Von P Hankou is one of […]

Senju Shunga’s Fascination for the Tattooed Kabuki Character Benten Kozō

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The excerpt below comes from the book ‘Kagami: Mirror Images of a Sensual World – Contemporary Shunga‘ by Senju Shunga. Artwork and text are from the artist… Another Kabuki character that interests me is that of Benten Kozo Kikunosuke (Fig.1) from the play Aoto Zōshi Hana no Nishikie. Just as Sukeroku (ed. another famous Kabuki play […]

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