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Copulating Dutchman Encourages His Wife to Smell an Aphrodisciac

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  Chōkyōsai Eiri’s notorious ‘Fumi no Kiyogaki‘ design offers a glimpse through an opened window of an amorous liaison between a Dutchman and a Nagasaki courtesan. Other artists such as Keisai Eisen, Gessai Gabimaru and Kitagawa Utamaro also depicted similar scenes. For instance, Eisen’s shunga composition in ‘A Picture Book of the Many Beautiful Ways […]

Check Out the Uneasy Dialogue Between a Courtesan and Her Client

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An abuna-e (risky pictures) piece by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) featuring a couple sensing each other. The woman is an oiran (a high-class courtesan) as her numerous luxurious hair-pins indicate. She is acting a bit reluctant to the advances of her client. Uneasy Tension Eisen masterfully captures the uneasy tension and gives us, the viewer, the […]

The Notorious Swindler Kiyohito Pleasing Thirteen Hookers

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The Japanese title for the series the following design comes from is ‘Ensetsu tsukushi goto‘ (loosely translated ‘Horny preaching…eating up women’). The artist is Keisai Eisen (aka. Ikeda Eisen/ Inransai Hakusui). God of Lightning The story tells about the adventures of the flagrant swindler and womanizer Kiyohito who is punished by the gods. He is slain […]

The Important Shunga Exhibition of the British Museum in 2013/2014

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Stylish promo for the shunga exhibition of the British Museum 2013/2014 The exciting and amusing (look at the very end for the cat!) promo trailer published by the British Museum. The comprehensive shunga exhibition was called ‘Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art’.  It featured rare works including some excellent scroll paintings by Chobunsai Eishi (1756-1829), […]

Utagawa Kuniyoshi: The Edo Brocades, The Eastern Library Series

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Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861), arguably the most creative and innovative artist of the Floating World during the last years of rule of the Tokugawa shogunate. He was the son of a dyer from Nihonbashi, and lived and worked in Edo. As a boy of thirteen, he entered the studio of Utagawa Toyokuni and became an independent artist. […]

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