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Giant Mushroom Of The Humorous Series Hana Goyomi by Kawanabe Kyosai

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‘A man startling a mother and child gathering matsutake mushrooms with his enormous penis disguised as a tree trunk.’ From the series ‘Hana-goyomi (Flower Calendar)’, c.1864, Ninth month. Designed by Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889) Click HERE for the design of the Tenth Month!

Full Moon Of The Humorous Series Hana Goyomi by Kawanabe Kyosai

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‘A courtly couple admiring the full moon from a balcony.’ From the series ‘Hana-goyomi (Flower Calendar)’, c.1864, Eighth month. Designed by Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889) Click HERE for the design of the Ninth Month!  

Tanabata Of The Humorous Series Hana Goyomi by Kawanabe Kyosai

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‘A couple making love while writing their wishes for Tanabata (the Star Festival) on slips of paper to hang from bamboo grass.’ From the series ‘Hana-goyomi (Flower Calendar)’, c.1864, Seventh month. Designed by Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889) Click HERE for the design of the eighth month!

Straw Snake From The Humorous Series Hana Goyomi By Kawanabe Kyosai

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‘A couple surprised by a large snake-shaped object.’ Straw snakes were sold during pigrimages to Mt. Fuji and more commonly to Fujizuka – the “Fuji mounds”built at many locations within the city of Edo substituting for the real mountain.’ From the series ‘Hana-goyomi (Flower Calendar)’, c.1864, Sixth month. Designed by Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889) Click HERE for the […]

Dancing Couple From The Humorous Series Hana Goyomi by Kawanabe Kyosai

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‘A man and woman singing to a shamisen and dancing. The child seems to be up to some mischief.’ From the series ‘Hana-goyomi (Flower Calendar)’, c.1864, Fourth month. Designed by Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889) Click HERE for the design of the fifth month!

Shoki the Demon Queller From The Humorous Series Hana Goyomi by Kawanabe Kyosai

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‘Shoki, the Demon Queller, happening upon a couple making love in a carp-shaped streamer associated with Tango-no-sekku, the Boy’s Festival. Images of the protective deity Shoki were customarily hung during the festival.’ From the series ‘Hana-goyomi (Flower Calendar)’, c.1864, Fifth month. Designed by Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889) Below the image you can find more info and […]

Angry Crab From The Humorous Series Hana Goyomi by Kawanabe Kyosai

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‘Gathering shellfish at low tide; a giant crab is about to pinch a man’s penis.’ From the series ‘Hana-goyomi (Flower Calendar)’, c.1864, Third month. Designed by Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889) Click HERE for the design of the fourth month!

Inari Shrine From The Humorous Series Hana Goyomi by Kawanabe Kyosai

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‘A man and woman at an Inari Shrine for Hatsu-uma, the festival held on the first horse day of the second month. The fox mask on the stone lantern might be part of a costume worn during a ritual dance, since the fox is the spirit of the harvest god Inari.’ From the series ‘Hana-goyomi […]

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 […]

First Month Of The Humorous Series Hana Goyomi by Kawanabe Kyosai

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Kyosai’s series ‘Hana-goyomi (Flower Calendar) is a delightful set of twelve koban (small-format) prints serving, as the title suggests, as a monthly calendar. During the Edo period the year was divided into twelve lunar months, some having thirty days (dai or long months) and others having twenty-nine days (sho or short months). The length of a given month […]

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