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Free eBook on the 25 Most Important Classical Shunga Artists

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We would like to end the year with a gift to thank you for your involvement with ShungaGallery in 2019. Approximately 60% of the members read the articles (far above average!) featured in our bulletin and also the feedback has increased. Therefore we want to offer you the first chance to obtain our new eBook called ‘The […]

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 […]

Senju Shunga’s Most Recent Sensual Ghost Paintings

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The Swedish artist Matti Sandberg (1968), better known as Senju Shunga, has been fascinated by Japanese art, history, culture and religion since his early twenties. In December 2012 he painted his first shunga (which started as a small idea initially) and has not stopped ever since. In his latest works that are featured below, he refers […]

Sensual Hokusai Homage by the Neo Shunga Artist Senju Shunga

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The following three pieces are a sensual homage to the genius of Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), who is the favorite painter of the prolific Swedish artist Senju Shunga (1968). The designs refer to Hokusai’s iconic Fukujuso (The Adonis Plant) series that was issued in various editions between 1818 and 1828. Leaves and Butterflies Senju has retained […]

Hiroshige Shunga in Action: Rare Pair of Movable Erotic Prints

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Recently we acquired a rare pair of shunga prints. It is entitled ‘Shin-Yoshiwara karitaku Nakanomachi embo (Distant view of Nakanomachi at the temporary quarters of Shin-Yoshiwara)’, and issued around 1848. Hiroshige Both consecutive designs include a movable gimmick (through the lower torso of the male figure). There is some debate on the artist, it’s either […]

Tsukioka Settei: The Shunga Magician From Osaka

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Tsukioka Settei (1726-1787) was an artist who lived and worked mainly in Osaka. Together with Sukenobu he is considered to be the leading artist of the Floating World in Kamigata, a region that included Kyoto and Osaka. Settei had a classical training at the Kano school and was partly influenced by Moronobu’s style. Magical Panacea […]

10 Shunga Gems By an Important Member of the Utagawa School

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Although the set of koban-sized prints below is incomplete (it lacks two designs and the presentation folder) it is still appealing due to the charming designs and proficient printing techniques such as karazuri (blind printing or gauffrage), and gold and silver pigments. The artist is unknown but must be a prominent member of the Utagawa school […]

Nishikawa Sukenobu: The Great Shunga Master of the Kamigata Area

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Nishikawa Sukenobu (西川 祐信, 1671-1750) is by many critics considered the greatest ukiyo-e artist coming from the Kamigata region (Kyoto and Osaka). His exceptional mastery in portraying the female figure meant that he was in great demand for shunga illustrations. Female Beauties Sukenobu studied painting under Kano Eino of the Kano school in Kyoto; he may […]

Scoop: These Shunga Scenes By Hosoda Eishi Were Missing at the BM Exhibition

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Following the article from last Friday we were approached by the owner of the Hosoda Eishi scroll that was displayed at the British Museum exhibition in 2013/14. The collector prefers to remain anonymous but he was kind enough to send us pictures of all five paintings in this extremely rare scroll. Chinese and Dutch Traders […]

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 […]

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