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Yakumo no chigiri: One of the Last Great Examples of the Shunga Genre

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‘Yakumo no chigiri (Pledge of Yakumo)‘ by Tomioka Eisen (1864-1905) extended the tradition of the luxurious shunga album and is widely acknowledged as the last great example of the genre. Probably published at the New Year of 1896 by the publisher Waka Tokutarō as a present to his colleagues, it utilizes outstanding draftsmanship and printing. Hair […]

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 […]

Suehiro Maruo: Freaks, Ocular Fixation and the Erotic Grotesque

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Suehiro Maruo (1956) is one of the most important representatives of the Ero Guro movement. Ero what? Well, it is a rebellious artistic genre that mixes erotica with components of the macabre and grotesque. Hence, it’s other name ‘Erotico-grotesque’. It spans a variety of art forms including literature, movies and painting, often referring to stories that […]

Unusual Complete Shikake-e Set with Unique 3D Effect

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Today we’ll take a look at an extraordinary complete set from my own collection that consists of 12 shikake-e (trick picture) prints and was issued in the Meiji era (c.1890s). Each piece offers a unique 3D (floating) effect because the figures, and/or some of the objects in the images are added separately. Because of this, […]

Tentacle Erotica: Prepare For Some Notoriously Graphic Octopus Images..!

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In addition to one of our most read articles about the influence of Hokusai’s iconic The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife on a whole new genre called Tentacle Erotica (shokushu goukan 触手強姦, aka. Tentacle Rape, Tentacle Hentai or Tentacle Porn) we have included more exciting examples below (Beware: some of these images are very graphic!). […]

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 […]

A Rare Ascetic Shunga Album From the Taisho Era

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The Taisho era (1912-1926) artist who designed this shunga album was clearly influenced by 19th century masters such as Kuniyoshi, Kunisada and Hokusai. He (most probably not a she*) mimics the postures of the participants and settings of these old masters and places them in ascetic environments with a minimal amount of attributes. Click HERE and […]

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 […]

Japanese Erotic Scroll with 9 Delightful Showa Era Secrets

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A colorful Japanese erotic scroll from the Showa era (c.1950s) featuring nine delightful shunga paintings. The artist didn’t sign the work and he/she honors the traditional style, settings and themes of the old masters of the Edo and Meiji era. It is striking that almost all couples have closed eyes. Click HERE for more thrilling articles […]

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