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15 Erotic Taisho Era Paintings with Vicious Scenes in a Naive Style

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The following fifteen erotic paintings are from a 6 meter long scroll. The wooden box is signed by the artist and indicates that it was produced in the year 1926 (Taisho 15). Extreme Emotions Although the paintings are drawn in a naive-like style the scenes are vicious with the faces of the portrayed figures displaying […]

A Rare Ascetic Shunga Album From the Taisho Era

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The Taisho era (1912-1926) artist who designed this shunga album was clearly influenced by 19th century masters such as Kuniyoshi, Kunisada and Hokusai. He (most probably not a she*) mimics the postures of the participants and settings of these old masters and places them in ascetic environments with a minimal amount of attributes. Click HERE and […]

9 Attractive Taisho Era Shunga Paintings That Will Surprise You

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Works from shunga‘s final days, the Meiji and Taisho eras, can be mainly divided in three categories. The first are the close imitations of the classical Edo designs. Secondly, the prints and paintings that were produced for the internal market depicting foreign customs and products. The third category were the shunga pieces that were created […]

9 Humorous Shunga From the Taisho Era

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An amusing incomplete set (nine instead of twelve) from a series called ‘Iro kurabe (Lit. The Color Environment)‘ designed by an unknown Japanese artist, issued in the 1920s (Taisho era). The designs are rendered in a frivolous style with mainly encounters between young women and older males. The latter seem to have an “oral fixation” (their […]

Exciting Taisho Era Shunga Painting of Intimate Couple

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Although the shunga production was on the wane since the Meiji period (1868-1912) there was still a small market for it and were still issued until the Taisho period (1912-1926). The painting below is a lovely late example including additional “effects”… Electric Fan During a hot summer day a mature couple is enjoying themselves with […]

Bold Taisho Period Shunga of the Japanese “President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky”

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The Taisho period (1912-1926) print below features a bold satirical image of one of the Japanese presidents during the Meiji/Taisho period and a fictional mistress. Miss Lewinsky It brings to mind the infamous sex affair of former President Clinton and White House intern, “that woman Miss Lewinsky.” Although I haven’t found information about sex scandals […]

Two Rare Meiji Era Byōbu Folding Screens with Large Shunga Paintings

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We have expanded our shunga collection with two rare folding screens (Byōbu*) consisting 0f four large erotic paintings from the late Meiji/early Taisho period. Tea Ceremony Large screens (6 to 8 panels) served as background decoration for the traditional theatrical performance or as embellishing enclosures for rituals at temples. The smaller screens (2 panels) were […]

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 […]

Reynolds and Rose Re-Interpreting Traditional Japanese Ukiyo-e Shunga

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The (regular) artist duo Reynolds and Rose created a series of paintings in which they give their own unique take on ancient shunga. The body of work is entitled ‘Japornism: Erotic Contemporientalism‘ and was exhibited at the Eaton Hill Gallery in 2018. Sopranos Both artists share a musical and artistic background, and in the last decade they […]

The Fascinating Juxtaposition of Classic Shunga and Max Ernst’s Famous Collage Novel

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What if Gustave Dore (1832-1883) started to produce spring images inspired by members of the Utagawa school? Nowadays, we can answer this question by using an artificial neural network, but in the first half of the twentieth century, the answer was already known. The alchemic process of the conjugation of something incongruous expectably took place […]

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