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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Two Young Lesbians Go Wild With Their Newly Acquired Sex Toy

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This unrecorded print is surely one of the great ukiyo-e lesbian designs. It predates by around a dozen years, the famous image of the same subject by Chokyosai Eiri from the series ‘Fumi no kiyogaki (Models of Calligraphy)‘, issued in 1801. Sex Toy Two young courtesans experiment with a papier-maché harigata (artificial phallus). The girl […]

18 Sensual Encounters Behind Mosquito-Netting Available in Our Gallery

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In the mise-en-scène of the shunga idiom the different seasons could be conveyed for instance by the snow in the background, seasonal clothing, popular festivals, specific flowers, an incense burner would indicate summer and a kotatsu (heated table) winter. Mosquito-netting Mosquito-netting emphasized the hottest days of summer. They were often ingeniously incorporated in the composition and were a […]

Discover the Hilarious Laughing Pictures in Shunga

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Images that depict sexual activity have mainly been called shunga since the Meiji period. This means that the term is only about 150 years old. When the term appeared in a text, the Chinese characters that were used for the word usually had a phonetic luster in Japanese writing (kana) translating warai-e (laughing pictures). Foolish […]

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