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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 Moveable 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 […]

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. Entire hand The amusing example of today […]

Hokusai Presents The Merry Widow and a Young Shop Assistant

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In this sixth plate from Hokusai‘s Fukujuso series (c.1822) shows us a merry widow who is enjoying the lovemaking of a younger man, who is probably her shop assistant or adopted son. He wears a black haori cloak, that beautifully contrasts with the white skin of the woman. Elixirs Their encounter has been going on for […]

Check Out the Sensual Secrets of the Vulva Fan

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A charming cylindrical-shaped shikake-e (toy print) which on the front-side features a nice portrait of a geisha with a bundle of tissues between her lips and when the flaps are opened it reveals three hidden scenes with various vulva’s. Kanji The backside features a lovely composition of floral and fan-shaped motifs with kanji characters in gold […]

Sensual Silhouettes as Depicted in Shunga Art

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For the reader over forty years of age, probably the most famous silhouette they know is the one of Alfred Hitchcock from the classic TV show “Alfred Hitchcock presents”. The master of suspense knew that the use of the silhouette adds a mysterious element and therefore used this technique in several of his movies such […]

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