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Do You Want to Win This Unique Shunga Painting?

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Welcome to our first blog contest of 2020 in which you can win an authentic piece of Japanese erotica. As in our previous contests the rules are simple. All you have to do is leave your name and e-mail (won’t be shared!) in the comment box below this page! Expires 19 February You can subscribe until […]

If Takeuchi Seiho Had Produced Shunga They Would Have Looked Like This

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Today we’ll examine a Japanese erotic scroll that consists of 5 hand paintings on silk. It was created during the Meiji era and displays an outstanding artistic quality. As shunga were seen as pornography and therefore strictly prohibited in this era (and after) they are not signed. Calves and Knuckles What immediately stands out is […]

Hilarious Shunga Book with Grotesque Erotica by Akatsuki No Kanenari

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The author and illustrator from Osaka who produced the comical erotic scenes below, Akatsuki no Kanenari (1793-1861) is a lesser-known name within the shunga genre because he mainly published essays, novels, comic novels and non-erotic books. Also, shunga were predominantly produced in the pleasure quarters of the Yoshiwara in Edo (now Tokyo) only. Soy Sauce Maker Kanenari […]

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 […]

New Free eBook ‘The 25 Most Important Classical Shunga Artists (Vol.2)’

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We would like to start the new year with another gift to thank you for your involvement with ShungaGallery in the last year. Therefore we want to offer you the first chance to obtain our new eBook, a follow-up to the eBook we issued in December 2019 called ‘The 25 Most Important Classical Shunga Artists‘. Most […]

Must See: Important Shunga Booklet Set by Suzuki Harunobu

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This erotic booklet set entitled ‘Enshoku Tamatsubaki‘ (c.1760) by the great ukiyo-e innovator Suzuki Harunobu (1725-1770) shows a lot of designs that were decisive to the artist’s later shunga work and to his pupil Isoda Koryusai (1735-1790). Ingenious Way Harunobu uses the long narrow format of the designs in an ingenious way, often connecting the illustrated pages. The […]

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 […]

Free eBook on the 25 Most Important Classical Shunga Artists

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We would like to end the year with a gift to thank you for your involvement with ShungaGallery in 2019. Approximately 60% of the members read the articles (far above average!) featured in our bulletin and also the feedback has increased. Therefore we want to offer you the first chance to obtain our new eBook called ‘The […]

Yakumo no chigiri: One of the Last Great Examples of the Shunga Genre

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‘Yakumo no chigiri (Pledge of Yakumo)‘ by Tomioka Eisen (1864-1905) extended the tradition of the luxurious shunga album and is widely acknowledged as the last great example of the genre. Probably published at the New Year of 1896 by the publisher Waka Tokutarō as a present to his colleagues, it utilizes outstanding draftsmanship and printing. Hair […]

Senju Shunga’s Most Recent Sensual Ghost Paintings

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The Swedish artist Matti Sandberg (1968), better known as Senju Shunga, has been fascinated by Japanese art, history, culture and religion since his early twenties. In December 2012 he painted his first shunga (which started as a small idea initially) and has not stopped ever since. In his latest works that are featured below, he refers […]

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