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The Subtle Seduction of a Dandy During a Train Journey

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This shunga print (Fig.1.) is from the period that the traditional color woodblock printing (and therefore shunga) was in the last phase. With the emergence of competing technologies, in particular photolithography (economic advantages), and the significant social shifts this medium became obsolete. Eroticized Gaze Shunga was pushed aside by the camera, which now took over […]

Hokusai Prints From the Monumental Fukujuso Series

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Hokusai produced around nineteen major shunga books and sets of erotic prints, that were issued in the period between 1803 and around 1823 when he was in his mid-to late forties and his early sixties. Powerful His shunga output also included album of prints in the larger oban-format and bound concertina-style (undoubtedly a more sophisticated […]

17 Sensual Encounters Behind Mosquito-Netting Available in Our Gallery

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In the mise-en-scène of the shunga idiom the different seasons could be conveyed for instance by the snow in the background, seasonal clothing, popular festivals, specific flowers, an incense burner would indicate summer and a kotatsu (heated table) winter. Mosquito-netting Mosquito-netting emphasized the hottest days of summer. They were often ingeniously incorporated in the composition and were a […]

Sensual Silhouettes as Depicted in Shunga Art

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For the reader over forty years of age, probably the most famous silhouette they know is the one of Alfred Hitchcock from the classic TV show “Alfred Hitchcock presents”. The master of suspense knew that the use of the silhouette adds a mysterious element and therefore used this technique in several of his movies such […]

How to Pick the Right Angle to Start Your Shunga Collection

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Some people get overwhelmed by the wide range of subjects and themes within the shunga genre (thousands of books, prints and paintings were issued between 1600-1912) and therefore do not make a choice and select a topic. To make it easier and to find a path in the large amount of possibilities I have added some […]

Fernando Bellver and His Captivating Shunga Homage

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I stumbled upon some very nice art pieces (etches with ecoline coloring) inspired on ukiyo-e shunga. They are made by the Spanish artist Fernando Bellver (1954). This Spanish painter is an important representative of the figurative art in Spain. He comes from a family with a long tradition of sculptors and artisans, that goes all the way […]

The Scarce Erotic Art by the Osaka Artist Goshichi

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On the internet little information is shared on the Osaka artist Harukawa Goshichi (b.1776-). Wikipedia only mentions that he was a pupil of Harukawa Eizan (not to be confused with the Edo artist Kikugawa Eizan) who was active in the 1790s. Portraits of Actors Goshichi was born in Koishikawa in Edo (now Tokyo), and lived […]

Erotic Grooming Scenes With Humorous Geisha

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Although the following scenes give a charming, even joyful impression behind the scenes of the Yoshiwara brothel quarters there was a darker side to this. While a small number of courtesans voluntarily chose this work to support their families, the majority were essentially sex-slaves, bought at an early age from poor families. Rich Man Like […]

The Amusing Japanese Erotic Cartoons of Terazaki Kogyo

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When Japan opened its doors during the Meiji period (1868-1912) and allowed foreigners to enter the country profound changes and innovations came with them. This was particularly noticeable in the artistic styles, clothes, machines, vehicles and trains, weapons, electricity, etc., that all found their way into the art of shunga. Army Officers and Doctors The […]

Japanese Shunga Surimono Depicting the Collection of Vaginal Fluid

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In this probably unique and distinguishing Japanese shunga surimono (commissioned print) Shigenobu portrays his sensual participants, a European couple, as godlike figures (the female is stunningly beautiful) set in a celestial setting. Vaginal Fluids Underneath the genitals of the woman vaginal fluids are collected on a plate. The inevitable incense burner(*) on a small table in […]

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