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A Rare Discovery of a Gay Shunga Designed by Katsushika Hokusai

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Until recently it was unknown if Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) ever designed homoerotic images. But a few weeks ago I discovered this fascinating piece that is without a doubt by the great master. Although the series is unknown, the artist and period are certain. Size of Male’s Genitalia As usual in gay scenes within shunga the males are divided […]

Enchanting Shunga Images With a Touch of Winter Magic (P1)

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For people who live in the West and north of the equator, the winter period (as we have entered now) is associated with snow and snowfall. The same applies to ancient Japan and among the ukiyo-e artists it was a beloved subject. So now let’s have a look at some of these captivating shunga images that are […]

Suzuki Harunobu: The Transition to Multi-Colour Printing

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Suzuki Harunobu (1725?-70) is often cited as one of the great ukiyo-e print artists, but the magnitude of his reputation as an artist is not matched by the depth of information about the man himself. His death date is one of the few certainties; he died in 1770, perhaps at the age of forty-five. He […]

Isoda Koryusai’s ‘Peeking Infant Surprising His Copulating Sister’ Design

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The first design on the page is from ‘Sensual Colors, Phoenix Free in a Field’ aka ‘Sensual Colours, A Phoenix Released in the Field‘-series and is Isoda Koryusai ‘s first of only two oban-sized shunga series. Wrestling The second one is ‘Twelve Holds of Love a.k.a. Twelve Bouts of Love’ (Shikido torikumi juniban)‘ that was […]

Voyeurs, Homoerotic Encounters and Ugly Rapists in Shunga

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Voyeuristic The vast majority of sexual liaisons portrayed in shunga are heterosexual. Of these, it appears that favorite scenarios were voyeuristic in nature, with both male and female voyeurs often masturbating or involved in sex with one or more partners. Compositions generally depict a man enjoying the company of any number of women. A woman […]

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