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Utagawa Sadakage Made 5 of the Most Daringly Explicit Erotic Paintings

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A pupil of Kunisada, Utagawa Sadakage (act.c.1818-1844) was a somewhat niche-oriented artist specialized in bijinga (female portraits). Stylistically his numerous bijinga occupied the middle ground between Keisai Eisen and Kunisada. Later in his career he went to Osaka. No Holds Barred Not many paintings by Sadakage are known and even fewer shunga works in any medium. Sadakage […]

Jeff Faerber’s Sensual Take on the Coronavirus

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Challenging times are for artists what the Germans would call “gefundenes fressen”. From the seriously affected New York, the artist Jeff Faerber gives his own aesthetic interpretation on the current state of affairs. Alienesque The portrayed figures in his most recent work are adorned with traditional Japanese clothing and “alienesque” plague masks. The man wears […]

The Fascinating Juxtaposition of Classic Shunga and Max Ernst’s Famous Collage Novel

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What if Gustave Dore (1832-1883) started to produce spring images inspired by members of the Utagawa school? Nowadays, we can answer this question by using an artificial neural network, but in the first half of the twentieth century, the answer was already known. The alchemic process of the conjugation of something incongruous expectably took place […]

Gessai Gabimaru Presents a Dutchman Copulating a Horny Japanese Courtesan

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This composition by Gessai Gabimaru (1789-1834) represents Western men coupling with Japanese women, and is similar to other such scenes produced by Chokyosai Eiri, Keisai Eisen, and Kitagawa Utamaro. Aphrodisiac Here, a woman from Kyoto and a Dutchman from Dejima are absorbed in their lovemaking (Fig.1). He has offered her an aphrodisiac like the Dutchman […]

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 […]

Keep Your Resolutions: The Seven Deadly Sins As Represented in Shunga

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Do you need help to make those New Year’s Resolutions stick? Temptation is more than just a devil on your shoulder offering you a slice of cake. And we’re just like everyone else; the past 13 days have felt like an entire year has lapsed already! Cardinal Sin The battle is real. And yet maybe, there […]

The 12 Most Popular Blog Posts of the Year 2019

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As usual we close the year with a top 12 of the most viewed articles on our site in 2019. Only six of last year’s top 12 remained and there are some surprising shifts again. The content concerning close up genitalia continues to be popular, just like the posts on Chinese erotica and modern shunga. Engagement […]

ASMR Porn Fantasy By the Modern Shunga Artist Jeff Faerber

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Hot off the press: Jeff Faerber’s latest erotic piece involving ASMR porn. In this painting the complete focus is on the passionate couple and are the usual objects (such as sex toys, ancient Japanese artifacts and social media devices) omitted. Kimono Patterns Special attention is given to the patterns and motifs on the kimonos, evoking […]

The Covert Libidinous Adventures During the Rice Harvesting

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In the Edo period, one of the driving forces of the economy was the rice production. Rice planting happened (and still happens) in the spring, cultivation in the summer, and harvest in the fall. The Japanese style of rice-growing adjusts its range of procedures according to the flow of the seasons. Rice yields were also a […]

Shunga Within Shunga

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Shunga paintings and prints sometimes include shunga within the image. Often this was a cheeky homage to the genre itself, with the images displaying an open shunga book visible next to a couple in the midst of having sex, offering a handy guidance. Mood-enhancer In other cases, shunga books were added as a mood-enhancer to the involved […]

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