Kuniyoshi Makes A Low Bow to Utamaro
9 November 2017 

Kuniyoshi Makes A Low Bow to Utamaro

The erotic designs below by consecutively Utamaro and Kuniyoshi are groundbreaking works within shunga. The first design is constantly from Utamaro’s ‘Ehon kiku no tsuyu (Picture -book: Dew on the Chrysanthemums)‘ from 1786 and the subsequent design is an interpretation by Kuniyoshi as displayed in his famous ‘Edo Brocades, The Eastern Library‘ that was issued in 1838.

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Wetting fingers‘ (c.1838) from the series ‘Edo nishiki-e azuma bunko (Edo Brocades, The Eastern Library)

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Sensual couple‘ (c.1838) from the series ‘Edo nishiki-e azuma bunko (Edo Brocades, The Eastern Library)

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Courtesan and labourer‘ (c.1838) from the series ‘Edo nishiki-e azuma bunko (Edo Brocades, The Eastern Library)

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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 15 March 2020

I'm curious if Shigenobu's threesome from 'Adakurabe iro no showake' (ca. 1830) was inspired by Utamaro's threesome from 'Koi no futozao' (1802)...

Marijn
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Marijn

on 15 March 2020

Thanks Darya, do you mean the design by Utamaro with the mixed gay/straight encounter?

Darya
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Darya

on 15 March 2020

Utamaro's design is with double penetration of a geisha and Shigenobu's (or Kuniyoshi's?) is with mixed encounter.

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