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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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