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14 Lovemaking Cyborgs of the Modern Shunga Artist Naoki Yamaji

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Naoki Yamaji was born in Tokyo in 1994. He studied fine arts in Japan for three years from 2013 to 2016. Nowadays, the artist is based in Amsterdam. The theme of his work is about the superfluous position of human kind in an increasingly mechanized society, and the dramatic changes in human life after the […]

Sensual Homage to the Traditional Irezumi Tradition by Senju Shunga

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Senju Shunga’s close relationship with tattooing is evident in his latest work ‘Iki (Chic – Fig.1)’. An irezumi (tattoo) artist is working on a large tattoo of a chrysanthemum (a Japanese symbol of royalty, longevity and rejuvenation) on the back of a young woman. She smokes a pipe to distract herself from the pain. In front of her […]

Senju Shunga’s Variation on Gustav Klimt’s Luminous Judith Paintings

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For his new painting, the Swedish artist Senju Shunga once again took inspiration from Gustav Klimt (1862-1918). In this case, he chose Klimt’s majestic ‘Judith I‘ (1901) as a visual source. Once again, he succeeds in mixing Japanese and European art of the early 1900’s with an enchanting result. How Things Feel Since the 1850’s, […]

George Barbier: The Quintessence of Art Deco Tracing Back to Shunga

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Googling art of the 1920s, you’ll most likely learn about this French illustrator with an English name. Within his relatively short lifetime (1882-1932), George Barbier defined the look of his time, working as a stage and costume designer and book illustrator. It was he who invented for the house of Cartier its’ famous black panther […]

Senju Shunga After the Kinbaku Photography of Nobuyoshi Araki

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‘Shiragiku (white chrysanthemum – Fig.1)‘ is Senju Shunga’s most recent painting (his second kinbaku piece this year). A strong influence was the excellent photographic work of Nobuyoshi Araki (Fig.8, 9 and 10) whose models have a similar expression of defiance and power. Wordless Poetry Senju gets his inspiration from several kinbaku accounts on Instagram he […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rare Scroll with 12 Shunga Paintings by the Nihonga Artist Morimura Gito

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Morimura Gitō (1870-1938) was a Nihonga artist from Aichi Prefecture, who studied under Okumura Sekiran and Kimura Kaneaki. He was known for his landscapes and figure paintings, but we came across a hanging scroll from the Meiji era in which he takes a rare foray into the erotic genre of shunga. Little Dog The scenes […]

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