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The Perversely Attractive Lithographs of Kinbaku Master Seiu Ito

Below I have added some nice litographs by the ‘Father of Kinbaku‘, Seiu Ito  (1882-1961). These rare pieces are coveted by collectors because of the additional hand-painted details (such as swords and clothing) and since a lot of his work has been destroyed during the Great Tokyo Air Raid in 1944 . They were published around 1920 and are signed Seiu.

All the designs show Seiu’s favorite subject of females in distress. This fascination already awakened around his tenth year when he saw a kabuki drama featuring a samurai heroine.

Women tied to a bamboo torture wheel

Bamboo torture wheel‘ (c.1920). Litograph by Seiu Ito

“Compelling high-angle image portraying various women tied to an impromptu torture wheel made out of bamboo.”

Kinbaku art by ito seiu - women tied in backstrap looms

Backstrap looms‘ (c.1920). Litograph by Seiu

“Alluring design of some strapped-down women with backstrap looms attached to their private areas. Their anguish is observed with amused attention by some older corpulent men.”

Kinbaku art by ito seiu - women tied to a giant torture wheel

Giant torture wheel‘ (c.1920). Litograph by Seiu

“An energetic scene including five females tied-down to a huge wheel rolling down a rope bridge.”

Close-up of a tied-down gir

Close-up of a tied-down girl‘ (c.1920). Litograph by Seiu

“Beautiful close-up design of a girl in distress. Striking is her unyielding appearance.”

Click HERE for the prices and more info on these lovely Seiu Ito pieces!

About the author
Marijn is the founder of shungagallery.com. With more then 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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