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Unusual Complete Shikake-e Set with Unique 3D Effect

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Today we’ll take a look at an extraordinary complete set from my own collection that consists of 12 shikake-e (trick picture) prints and was issued in the Meiji era (c.1890s). Each piece offers a unique 3D (floating) effect because the figures, and/or some of the objects in the images are added separately. Because of this, […]

Two Rare Shikake-e of Seductive Geisha Dolls with Movable Limbs

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These are two rather large (6 3/4” x 4 3/4”) articulated geisha dolls with moveable limbs and removable clothing depicting geisha with and without their clothes. One of them is holding a tobacco pipe and the other a decorated ball. Published around c.1850. Figurine 1   Figurine 2 Click HERE for a post featuring the […]

Striking Shikake-e By Katsukawa Shuncho Depicting Sleeping Maiden Making Love to Demons

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An extra-ordinarily design from the series Ehon Takara bako (A Female Treasure) by Katsukawa Shuncho (act. c. 1780s-early 1800s).  It is an early shikake-e (trick picture) with consecutive images. The right plate features a sleeping maiden whose diabolical dream (left plate!) seems to be incited by an adolescent performing cunnilingus performed on her. ‘Maiden Dreaming of Attack […]

6 Surprising Shunga Trick Pictures Examining Various Vulva

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During the nineteenth century the smaller koban-sized prints and also hanshibon (book) size ‘toy’ prints (shikake-e) containing flaps and doors that could be opened to reveal explicit sensuality were very popular in Japan. Move the Genitalia These kind of ‘pop-up porn’ illustrations at first show a rather innocent scene of a couple under a blanket […]

Keep Your Resolutions: The Seven Deadly Sins As Represented in Shunga

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Do you need help to make those New Year’s Resolutions stick? Temptation is more than just a devil on your shoulder offering you a slice of cake. And we’re just like everyone else; the past 13 days have felt like an entire year has lapsed already! Cardinal Sin The battle is real. And yet maybe, there […]

17 Lustful Females and 1 Aroused Male in a Crowded Bathhouse

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I am always thrilled and amazed when I come across a new rare shunga gem that I have never seen before. In my experience that is one of the true pleasures of being an art dealer. Similar to the pleasure that the collector experiences. The piece treated in this post is such an example. Straight […]

Hiroshige Shunga in Action: Rare Pair of Movable Erotic Prints

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Recently we acquired a rare pair of shunga prints. It is entitled ‘Shin-Yoshiwara karitaku Nakanomachi embo (Distant view of Nakanomachi at the temporary quarters of Shin-Yoshiwara)’, and issued around 1848. Hiroshige Both consecutive designs include a movable gimmick (through the lower torso of the male figure). There is some debate on the artist, it’s either […]

Magnificent Fold Out Scene by Hokusai’s Son-In-Law

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From the mid-1820s some erotic books also included ‘trick pictures’ (shikake-e), a newness that was not limited to extravagant titles. These trick pictures took two forms. The first consisted of small printed paper flaps pasted onto the printed page to represent doors, screens and the like that, when folded back, revealed what lay behind or within. […]

The 12 Most Popular Blog Posts of the Year 2018

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Our website traffic rises slowly but steadily as more content is added (at least two new articles per week). The primary source of traffic to ShungaGallery.com comes from organic search. In 2017, most visitors still came via social media channels but the removal from YouTube at the end of December 2017 and the stricter community […]

Mysterious Warai-e Depicting a Horse Performing Cunnilingus

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Warai-e (comic or pornographic picture) is another name for shunga also known as “laughing pictures”. They were not necessarily supposed to be comical but were meant to be more esoteric, as they were part of a cultural or conceptual scope outside of the everyday domain of real-life morality. Mystery The amusing example of today (a […]

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