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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 […]

Takeuchi Keishu: Never-Before-Seen Images of His Rare Erotic Masterpiece

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Before we’ll examine one of the best shunga works produced at the end of the nineteenth century, let’s take a closer look at the designer of this late erotic masterpiece, Takeuchi Keishu (1861-1942). Who was he? Yoshitoshi Keishū was born in Edo (nowadays Tokyo) in 1861. The second son of a feudal underling of the […]

9 Attractive Taisho Era Shunga Paintings That Will Surprise You

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Works from shunga‘s final days, the Meiji and Taisho eras, can be mainly divided in three categories. The first are the close imitations of the classical Edo designs. Secondly, the prints and paintings that were produced for the internal market depicting foreign customs and products. The third category were the shunga pieces that were created […]

Hokusai Prints From the Monumental Fukujuso Series

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Hokusai produced around nineteen major shunga books and sets of erotic prints, that were issued in the period between 1803 and around 1823 when he was in his mid-to late forties and his early sixties. Powerful His shunga output also included album of prints in the larger oban-format and bound concertina-style (undoubtedly a more sophisticated […]

The 12 Most Popular Blog Posts of the Year 2018

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Our website traffic rises slowly but steadily as more content is added (at least two new articles per week). The primary source of traffic to ShungaGallery.com comes from organic search. In 2017, most visitors still came via social media channels but the removal from YouTube at the end of December 2017 and the stricter community […]

For Sale: Excellent Woodblock Remake of The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife Print

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Finally…we are very thrilled to announce – for the first time in over 100 years – a new genuine woodblock reproduction of Hokusai’s acclaimed The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife of 1814. This unique remake is created by Yuuya Shimoi, who is one of the few professional woodcut craftsmen working in Japan today. Painstakingly Shimoi […]

The Sensuality of Captive Women in Dire Situations

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The prints below embody a limited, but favorite subgroup of Japanese erotica that portrayed defenseless, enslaved, or captive women. They are coveted and sought by specific collectors because for this specific area of interest there aren’t many subjects. A fascinating representation of Edo era sexuality. Tip Of His Sword Violent scene with a samurai assaulting […]

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