Harunobu's Jealous Geisha with Snowball
21 mei 2018 
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Harunobu's Jealous Geisha with Snowball

A masterful image in which Harunobu seizes a moment of climactic tension when a jealous woman who spies on two lovers prepares to ruin their joy by slinging a snowball through the window.

Betrayal

We can assume that she is a geisha and the man is a regular client who is betraying their relationship by having an affair with her young apprentice.

Textured Effect

Snow lies heavily on the bamboo outside the building, given a textured effect by a special printing technique. There is also a ‘purified’ version that does not show the genitals and the man.

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Lovers during the winter‘ (c.1768) by Suzuki Harunobu (d.1770) (source: British Museum)

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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.
Darya
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Darya

on 16 Feb 2020

What's the most remarkable for me in Japanese images of winter is the contrast between their light clothing and seemingly cold weather. It looks like they're freezing. However this picture feels rather warm due its' humor and some sort of Christmas vibe.

Marijn
Carmelo Militano
By

Carmelo Militano

on 24 Jan 2021

' Love during the winter' is so fun. Love the playful intent of a surprise snowball, the generous sex, the lovely way the lovers attend to each other. Both light in composition, theme, and tone= sensual and fun

Marijn
By

Marijn

on 24 Jan 2021

Thanks Carmelo. I'm pleased Harunobu manages to touch you like that.

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