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A Crazy Hand Mimicking Copulation By Koikawa Shozan

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Hilarious close-up shunga depicting ‘a hand emulating the act of copulation while being watched by three phalusses.’ From the series ‘Misuji nohikizome’ (c.1854) by Koikawa Shozan (1821–1907) Toys The design is discussed very shortly in the book ‘Japanese Erotic Art, the Hidden World of Shunga‘ (Fig.52 on p.263). According to the author the three phallus figures are […]

Koikawa Shozan, the Prime Topographer of Sex Inspired By Hiroshige

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Koikawa Shozan (1831-1907) was a prolific artist* and was active in both the Edo period as the Meiji period. Although his shunga work relies heavily on that of his contemporaries, he created a lot of imaginative designs. He published numerous books in which he used various pen names and also made the illustrations for the stories. Topographer […]

Georges Wolinski and His Sharp Cartoons on Sex, Politics, and Society

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Being devotees of the cartoon-like works of the Taisho period and comical warai-e pictures by Shozan and Kyosai, which are exposed on this site, we’ve decided to pay attention to one of the masters of Western caricature, French artist Georges Wolinski (1934-2015). He was born in French Tunisia in a Jewish family and lost his […]

“The Great Dance Macabre Of Life” by Martin Van Maële

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Martin Van Maële (1863-1926) was a French illustrator, mainly known now for his erotic drawings. His father was an engraver and teacher at the Beaux-Arts school in Geneva. Maële illustrated texts by Anatole France, Paul Verlaine, Edgar Poe, Conan Doyle. He also produced illustrations for ancient and medieval classics like Apuleius, Ovid, and Aretino. Sharp […]

Voluptuous Pastiche on Hiroshige’s 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road

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The prolific Japanese artist Koikawa Shozan (1821-1907) was given the moniker ‘The Topographer of Sex’ for a reason. His book set entitled ‘Ekironosuzugichi‘ (c.1840s) is a nice endorsement of this. Inspiration In this erotic pastiche Shozan got his inspiration from Hiroshige’s ‘53 Stations of the Tokaido Road (Tōkaidō Gojūsan-tsugi)‘, issued in 1832. Decipher The stations are […]

Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, the Aroused Black Dog, Musical Angels and Other Stories

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Today we’ll examine a book series called ‘Shakka hatsuso (8 Forms of Buddha)‘ (c.1860) by Koikawa Shozan (1821-1907).  As far as I can tell, the text and illustrations in the books refer to The Tale of Genji and its notorious hero Ashikaga Yoshimitsu *. Playboy The first book follows his entry (as a rookie) and the development […]

The Hidden Secrets of the Last Shunga Masterpiece of the Edo Period

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One of the last shunga masterpieces of the late Edo period, the great fold-out scene below by the brilliant artist Kawanabe Kyōsai (1831-1889) is both part of the series ‘Kiyomizu tsuya monogatari (Tale of a Night in Kiyomizu)‘ and ‘Renrino eda hiyoku no maki (Scrolls of Inseparable Lovers)‘ both issued in October 1867. Curious Symbolism For this […]

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 […]

Utagawa Hiroshige’s Sensual Rendition of the Magical White Fox

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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) was the last major master of the ukiyo-e school. He was not the prodigious eccentric that Hokusai was, but nevertheless made a groundbreaking contribution to the development of the landscape print and to the field of flower-and-bird prints (kacho-e). Hiroshige’s Poetic View In effect, Hiroshige reinforced the landscape form, and accommodated it […]

Amusing Bathhouse “Porn” Scene With Soaped Penis and Soaked Travellers

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In correspondence to the stormy and rainy weather that has plagued our country (the Netherlands) for weeks now, I was inspired to turn the spotlight briefly on this entertaining scene. A married couple is enjoying themselves in a bathhouse. The female is soaping the erect penis of her spouse (the bag of soap lying beside […]

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