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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 […]

The Erotic, Grotesque and Nonsense World of Shintaro Kago

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The work of Japanese artist Shintaro Kago (1969) is known at home and abroad as one of the great expressions of the ero guro nansensu. Much more thought of as a set of cultural trends, which emerged during the Taisho era and the beginning of the Shōwa era, than an organized movement, the ero guro […]

Opulent Tanzaku Designs with Horny Tengu Demons, Kintaro, Foxes and Royals

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During the early Meiji era (1868-1912) the artist Kawanabe Kyosai produced a series entitled ‘Byobu isso no uchi (A Pair of Screens)‘. This set of 12 sheets each consisting of 2 images (so 24 total) in the small elongated tanzaku format (7 1/8″ x  3 1/3″ inches) is elaborately printed in surimono-style. Serious Copulation Scene Each […]

Senju Shunga on His Evolution, Classical Shunga and Instagram

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It has been two years since our first interview with the coveted neo shunga artist Senju Shunga (1968). How has he been doing in recent years? What is he doing to reach his audience? How has his art evolved? This and much more in our extensive conversation with this Swedish shunga magician. Some of the questions […]

Sensual Heaven and Social Hell in the Works of Octave Tassaert

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Today we’ll examine some images by a French painter Nicolas François Octave Tassaert (1800-1874), who was born in an artistic family. His father and older brother, both printmakers and print dealers, trained him in fine arts during his childhood. In 1816 Tassaert became an apprentice of the engraver Alexis-François Girard (1789-1870). The Death of Correggio […]

The Hidden Secrets of the Last Shunga Masterpiece of the Edo Period

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One of the last shunga masterpieces of the late Edo period, the great fold-out scene below by the brilliant artist Kawanabe Kyōsai (1831-1889) is both part of the series ‘Kiyomizu tsuya monogatari (Tale of a Night in Kiyomizu)‘ and ‘Renrino eda hiyoku no maki (Scrolls of Inseparable Lovers)‘ both issued in October 1867. Curious Symbolism For this […]

New Free eBook ‘The 25 Most Important Classical Shunga Artists (Vol.2)’

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We would like to start the new year with another gift to thank you for your involvement with ShungaGallery in the last year. Therefore we want to offer you the first chance to obtain our new eBook, a follow-up to the eBook we issued in December 2019 called ‘The 25 Most Important Classical Shunga Artists‘. Most […]

Insane Erotic Bacchanal Depicting Gay and Straight Buddhist Monks

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We recently obtained this long (more than 13,75 ft) Meiji hand-scroll with a continuous polychrome erotic painting attributed to Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889)*. It depicts an extensive orgy scene with numerous participants in a crazy erotic bacchanal. Homosexual Adult Men In the portrayal of homosexual relations, scenes between adult men and young boys are common. This […]

Shocked By Lusty Animals Performing Cunnilingus? Don’t Click…!!

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Let’s take a closer look at a fascinating Taisho era (1912-1926) album we obtained recently that features a lot of animals performing cunnilingus. The contents of this accordion-folded album reminisces Kobayashi Eitaku’s famous album ‘Nikuhitsu shunga makimono’ that I treated in an article two years ago. Bestiality No Taisho era artists who worked in shunga are known by […]

The Sensual Adventures of the Thunder God Raijin And a Corpulent Bathing Lady

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The thunder god Raijin is one of the most influential mythological figures in Japanese culture. He is also among the eldest gods within Japan’s most dominant religion Shinto, and descendant of Izanagi and Izanami, the deities who gave birth to the many islands of Japan. Raijin and Fujin Together with his brother Fujin (god of […]

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