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Utagawa Kuniyoshi: The Edo Brocades, The Eastern Library Series

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Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861), arguably the most creative and innovative artist of the Floating World during the last years of rule of the Tokugawa shogunate. He was the son of a dyer from Nihonbashi, and lived and worked in Edo. As a boy of thirteen, he entered the studio of Utagawa Toyokuni and became an independent artist. […]

Sensual Homage to the Traditional Irezumi Tradition by Senju Shunga

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Senju Shunga’s close relationship with tattooing is evident in his latest work ‘Iki (Chic – Fig.1)’. An irezumi (tattoo) artist is working on a large tattoo of a chrysanthemum (a Japanese symbol of royalty, longevity and rejuvenation) on the back of a young woman. She smokes a pipe to distract herself from the pain. In front of her […]

Sex Toys And Erotic Dreams By Czech Surrealist Toyen

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Marie Čerminová aka Toyen (1902-1980) was a Czech painter known for his wish to distance himself from femininity. Protesting against the bourgeoisie, the artist changed the name to a gender-neutral pseudonym derived from French ‘citoyen.’ Toyen wore man clothes and maintained a friendship majorly with male surrealists. Fig. 1. Toyen (pinterest.com) Early Years Toyen early […]

Troublemaking Prostitute Sada Abe: Seduced Sadist or Rebel Lover? (P1)

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Shunga Gallery focuses mainly on sensual paintings and prints, but the material of the current article enables us to talk about “moving” shunga pictures, we mean cinema, of course. Japanese prostitute Sada Abe (1905-ca. 1972), who murdered and then mutilated (cut off the penis and testicles) her lover Kichizō Ishida in 1936, became a heroine […]

Intimacies Between Urashima Taro and the Dragon Princess Otohime

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The composition in this magnificently printed surimono print (Fig.1) has a striking depth perception which is suggested by placing the couple in the foreground on the right and the diagonal lines of the long stone bench. There is also a nice contrast between the rustic space in the building and the wild waves of the […]

Playful Sabbat of Little Devils by Eugène Lepoittevin or Achille Devéria

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The series of satirical lithographs we’re going to look at is ascribed to two famous printmakers Achille Devéria and Eugène Lepoittevin. Marijn’s already published an article on Devéria’s works and biography, so the current post is accompanied by biographic facts on Eugène Lepoittevin (1806-1870). Fig. 1. Portrait of Eugène Lepoittevin by Nadar circa 1861-1869 (Wikipedia.org) […]

Discover the Price Secrets in Our Unique Shunga Art Price Indicator..!!

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Often wondered what Hokusai’s original The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife was sold for in the past? Our unique Shunga Art Price Indicator offers no less than 5 RARE examples (both as an individual piece and in book form) of this most coveted shunga print. Besides this S.A.P.I., which is ONE OF A KIND, includes 176 pages […]

Senju Shunga’s Fascination for the Tattooed Kabuki Character Benten Kozō

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The excerpt below comes from the book ‘Kagami: Mirror Images of a Sensual World – Contemporary Shunga‘ by Senju Shunga. Artwork and text are from the artist… Another Kabuki character that interests me is that of Benten Kozo Kikunosuke (Fig.1) from the play Aoto Zōshi Hana no Nishikie. Just as Sukeroku (ed. another famous Kabuki play […]

What Are the 15 Most Sensual Newsletters of 2020?

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OK I admit…I’m a sucker for lists! The following list of our 15 most sensual (read viewed) newsletters gives a nice review of our activities in 2020, and a good idea of which topics you appreciate. Doubling Daily Subscriptions This year we sent 115 newsletters and it’s striking that a lot of  featured in the list […]

Amusing Meiji Era Handscroll with 12 Unusual Erotic Scenes

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An amusing shunga scroll from the early 1900s with unusual erotic scenes without displaying intercourse. The artist’s obvious talent is reflected in his sense of humor, accurate facial expressions, and eye for detail. Judoka Female judoka holding her male opponent in an arm lock. Bobtail A lady is caressing her breasts while a Japanese black […]

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