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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, […]

Chokyosai Eiri’s Savage Shunga of a Masturbating Woman With Pestle

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A bizarre in-your-face shunga scene by the long neglected ukiyo-e master Chokyosai Eiri (act. c.1789-1801). It is from one of the boldest sets of oban-sized erotica known called ‘Models of Calligraphy (Fumi no kiyogaki)‘ published in 1801. Vulgar The album was partly modeled on Utamaro‘s well-known masterpiece ‘Poem of the Pillow (Utamakura)‘ from 1788. About […]

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the Utamaro of Montmartre (P1)

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The Post-Impressionist artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) and his interest in Japanese art is closely linked to the writer and art dealer Maurice Joyant (1864-1930). The collection of the latter was one of the most visited by Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters and are a further indication of the co-dependent, comprehensive network of artists, authors and other […]

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 […]

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