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Sensual Video of an Untitled Shunga Series By Keisai Eisen

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The following sensual video features a nearly complete (it lacks the single page illustrations) shungabook series by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). At this moment the title of the series is unknown to me but it was published in the 1830s: Click HERE for another interesting article on Eisen including a sensual video!

Rare Gay Shunga With a Gracious Prostitute and Ugly Client

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The exquisite gay shunga below is plate 8 from Yanagawa Shigenobu*(1787-1833)’s masterpiece ‘Willow Storm (Yanaga no urushi)‘ that was published in the late 1820s. It portrays a kabuki wakashu (a young boy prostitute, also known as iroko) who is being bought for the evening. This type of subject matter is uncommon even in shunga (and even […]

Shunga Depicting Sex Underneath an Umbrella

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It has been claimed that the traditional Japanese umbrella, made of slender bamboo and rice paper and easily breakable, could, when held by a man, symbolize the small size or weakness of his organ. However, there is not a single instance in our collection of a man holding an umbrella who appears particularly feeble. Masturbating […]

Striking Close-Up Intercourse Designs in the Art of Shunga

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Close up Penetration A lot of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century shunga books contain enlarged images of male and female genitals, occasionally while engaged in the sexual act. These kind of ‘close-up’ designs were intended to provide instruction about anatomy and how to give pleasure. Different Shapes These educational images are mostly found immediately following the […]

Juxtaposing Graphic Hentai and Ancient Shunga

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Graphic hentai – Although Japanese law officially still forbids the display of genitalia and pubic hair they recently are more lenient in some situations. Therefore Japanese artists have found other methods to provoke sexual interest by accentuating the erotic aspects of those elements that are allowed to be presented. Aliens, Animals, Rape They depict either […]

The Misleading “Lesbian” Shunga of Chokichi and Osen

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An extremely rare (only time we have seen this kind of theme!) design depicting Osen perched on top of her recumbent lover Chokichi*. She is guiding the dildo (harigata) that he wears over his penis into her vagina. The opened box that normally houses the dildo stands next to the mattress. In the past these […]

Shunga Painting of An Intimate Couple In the Rice Field

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The following shunga painting is from a set that portray scenes placed in a dreamlike setting that is surrounded by gold-colored clouds. The gifted artist who produced these exclusive paintings was inspired by the early 19th Century masters Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) and Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). Harvested Rice A detailed erotic painting (Fig.1.) that features a […]

Koryusai’s Sensual Erotic World In Koban Shunga (P2)

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In this sequel (Part 1 can be found here) we look further into Koryusai’s contribution to shunga in the smaller koban format… Direction A courtesan is moving the penis of a male client in the right direction. Hairdo A mature man gets intimate with a younger courtesan in the garden. His face is visible through […]

Koryusai’s Sensual Erotic World In Koban Shunga (P1)

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Probably the most undervalued ukiyo-e master and most prolific artist of his time, Isoda Koryusai (1735-1790) excelled in hashira-e (pillar print) and shunga. As expected, in the beginning his work was very reminiscent to that of his mentor Suzuki Harunobu (1724-1770) but after the death of the latter Koryusai developed his own style. More Realistic This […]

Shunga Prints Depicting Sensual Pleasure Using a Harigata

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Shunga prints in books often portray certain themes and subjects that return in the consecutive designs. Today I have brought together some shunga prints from our collection that show couples who entertain themselves with the harigata (dildo). In the designs below the depicted harigata’s are all made out of tortoise-shell. Double Penetration A couple has retreated […]

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