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The Eccentric Kobayashi Eitaku and His Confrontational Erotic Universe

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The undervalued Kobayashi Eitaku (1843-1890) became a novice at the age of thirteen of the painter Kano Eitoku (1815-1891). He climbed the ladder working as a court painter for the Hikone lords became their official painter and was granted the title of samurai. Notorious He created illustrations for the Yokohama Mainichi Shinbun after the Meiji Restoration (started in 1868) […]

Bamboo Cutter From the Shunga Masterpiece A Light Spring Snow

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The title of the shunga design treated here is ‘The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter (Taketori monogatari)’  It is one of the best designs from the masterpiece series ‘A Light Spring Snow (Haru no usuyuki)’ designed by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848), published in 1822. Below I have added two quotations of ukiyo-e experts who discuss this design in detail. […]

Kuniyoshi’s Excellent Erotic Ghost Series Featuring Phallus and Vulva-Shaped Demons (P1)

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In this magnificent series called ‘Ghost Stories: Night Procession of the Hundred Demons (Kaidan hyakki yagyô)’ the artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) displays his comic genius like no other. These small koban-sized (c. 3 1/2′ x 5′ inches) designs show male and female genitalia disguised as various demons and ghosts. The title on each print is often vulgar and ambiguous […]

Burlesque Gay Scene With Two Stand-up Comedians By Kyosai

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A truly amazing surimono design by the shunga genius Kyõsai. In the foreground a Lion Dancer (a huge festival mask still on his back!) is having sex with a woman while behind them two male manzai performers (stand-up comedians) also engage in sex. Lion Dances and manzai were both performed at the New Year. Antique Japanese color woodblock Kawanabe […]

The Iconic Kinoe No Komatsu Series by Katsushika Hokusai

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Kinoe no Komatsu (Pining for Love) marks a turning point in Hokusai‘s career in which he intensified and reached a high level of quality in his erotic albums. His depiction of the human figure changed radically, acquiring a fuller, more opulent and fleshier form, expressing a vigorous, powerful sensuality. Hokusai‘s attention and care for the smallest […]

The Secret Lesbian Encounters in Ukiyo-e Shunga

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Pictures of lesbians were also popular in shunga (although they are very rare!). The depicted women are usually shown using a special dildo (harigata), composed like a double-sided phallus. Although I have seen pictures in which a woman was wearing a mask (see the second print in the video below!) of a male kabuki actor, […]

Spectacular Erotic Fantasy Scene of the Deities Orihime and Hikoboshi

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The following dazzling erotic image refers to Tanabata (Evening of the seventh aka. Star Festival). This Japanese festival emerged from the Chinese Festival Qixi. The Deities Orihime and Hikoboshi It celebrates the reunion of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi who are symbolized by the stars Vega and Altair. It is believed that the Milky Way […]

Migita Toshihide’s Copy of Kunisada’s Erotic Candlestick Design

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In the previous article we explored the Kunisada series ‘A True-life Devoted Genji’  (c.1851) which included a erotic design featuring Ashikaga Yoshimitsu making love holding a candlestick see (Fig.2.). Today we look at the ode to this design Migita Toshihide (1862-1925). The Meiji artist Toshihide who was a pupil of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) and got his […]

Who Was the Client That Commissioned Kunisada to Portray The Tale of Genji Series?

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Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) created three shunga book series (called “Three Genji”) around the subject of Genji monogatari (The Tale of Genji). The designs below are from the third and the last of this series called ‘Seisha aioi Genji (aka. ‘The Zodiac’ series or ”A True-life Devoted Genji’), published in 1851. Fashionable Hair-Style The series is a […]

Does This Shunga Design By Kunisada Really Portray a Rape Scene?

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At first this striking shunga scene by Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) seems to involve a rape but the partial translation of the dialogue below will reveal something else! The partial translation reads: Tied man: “Good heavens! Fuck you! My babe’s voice is homy!” Babe: “I’m lucky! Amazing huge cock!” Kunisada’s Tales of Pussy This “orgy” scene features five men making love […]

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