The Expressive Genitalia in Hokusai's Design Featuring a Married Mistress
16 juli 2017 
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The Expressive Genitalia in Hokusai's Design Featuring a Married Mistress

In this forceful plate by ukiyo-e master Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), we view a young adult male mounting his married mistress from the rear. She rest her head upon her arm.

Young mature male and married mistress

Young mature male and married mistress‘ (c.1812-14) from the series ‘Ehon Tsuhi no hinagata (Picture-book Models of Loving Couples)‘ by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)

Massive Forces

These kind of compositions were preferred by Hokusai, both in his shunga and his other works. At left and right, sewing-box and standing screen neatly balance the massive forces of the lover’s bodies.

The focus is inevitably falling on their expressive genitalia – and on the chirimen*-like, nervous patterns of the undergarments. These ingredients form one of Hokusai‘s stylistic characteristics, commencing with this period of his work.

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*Chirimen: traditional fabric for making kimono

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Marijn is the founder of shungagallery.com. With more than 20 years of experience within the sensual and erotic art of shunga he is an authority in the genre. During this time he served many customers with complementing their art collection.
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