Kuniyoshi For Sale: Relentless Sex in a Peaceful Surrounding
14 augustus 2018 
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Kuniyoshi For Sale: Relentless Sex in a Peaceful Surrounding

This oban-sized plate is from a rare series called Enseki zasshi (c.1833) attributed to Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) that features all kinds of distinguishing designs


It portrays an alluring scene with a large strong-willed male wearing a black kimono wetting his fingers by spitting on it before he penetrates the enticed female passenger.    He is being watched by a masked acquaintance sitting in the portable litter (kago). Both men wear armored sleeves (kote) that indicates their samurai background. Striking are the soft pastel colors that contrast with their relentless love-making and the absence of text.


The series is inspired by a book by the author Takizawa Bakin (1767-1848). Bakin is best known for his masterpiece Nansō Satomi Hakkenden (The Chronicles of the Eight Dog Heroes of the Satomi Clan of Nansô).

Kuniyoshi for sale

Courier making love to a female passenger‘ (c.1833) from the series ‘Enseki zasshi‘ by Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Another impression of this design is depicted on p.374 (Fig.13) in ‘Japanese Erotic Art, the Hidden World of Shunga’ by Ofer Shagan.

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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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