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One of Our Rare New Shunga Scrolls Featuring Silhouette Paintings

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We have added some new shunga scrolls to our gallery under which the piece below. It’s from the 1840s and painted in sumi-e (lit. ‘black ink paintings’) by the Osaka school master Suzuki Hyakunen (1825-1891)*. It consists of twelve shadow/silhouette paintings, with incredible detail and executed by a true master of the brush technique, featuring intimate encounters […]

The Introduction of the Geisha Girl to Sex

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During their training, before becoming a competent and accepted geisha, the young maidservants (aka. maiko* or kamuro**) learned the trade by attending the geishas of the highest class (oiran). The relationship between the two was symbiotic, with the maiko running errands for her “older sister” who in turn paid for her living expenses. Age of 5 […]

Kunisada II’s Amusing Octopus Fantasy

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The humour of this image attributed to Utagawa Kunisada II (1823–1880) lies in the fact that the octopus wears a white head scarf of a commoner. Either this depiction is the imagination of the woman or the octopus represents the male lover who sees himself as the tremendous lover that octopuses are purported to be. Loyal Kunisada II […]

The Forbidden Art of Vintage Erotic Pictures (NSFW)

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In the previous article we examined the origins of vintage erotic pictures. Below you can find the follow-up… Mass-produced From the 1870s and 1880s processes had been invented for developing photographs from negatives, enabling them to be mass-produced. (Earlier formats, such as daguerreotypes, tintypes and ambrotypes, were one-off, direct positives which could not be mass-produced). […]

Erotic Ecstasy Illustrated By a Fountain of Semen

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The design that is considered to be one of the best of Shigenobu’s ‘Willow Storm‘ -series according to shunga expert Hayashi Yoshikazu. A sensual couple, depicted at their orgasmic moment, who are almost completely dominating the image.  The height of ecstasy is captured in attractive lines that only Shigenobu could execute. Fountain of Semen The […]

Striking Close-Up Intercourse Designs As Portrayed in Shunga Art

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Close up Penetration A lot of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century shunga books contain enlarged images of male and female genitals, occasionally while engaged in the sexual act. These kind of ‘close-up’ designs were intended to provide instruction about anatomy and how to give pleasure. Different Shapes These educational images are mostly found immediately following the […]

Beautiful Erotic Kuniyoshi Prints For Sale (P1)

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Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) famous for his Suikoden Heroes series was also gifted at representing erotic imagery. He is responsible for designing some of the boldest examples in subject and form. The Kuniyoshi prints for sale below are all available in our gallery. When you click the concerning image you can find the price: Giant Tattoo Splendid […]

Shoki the Demon Queller Making Love to a Red Demon

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Shoki, the Demon Queller was one of the favorite subjects (see also Fig.2.) of the extraordinary artist Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889) and included it in many of his print designs and paintings. Shoki the Demon Queller Shoki was a physician who aspired to be a servant of the Chinese imperial palace, but he was not able […]

Crazy Shunga Design With Penis Wrestling Match Near the Tokaido Road

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Koikawa Shozan (1831-1907) is also nicknamed the topographer of shunga because of his integration of topographic elements (often the Tokaido Road) in his erotic designs. An example of this can be found in the comical design below… Penis Wrestling Match In this humorous image we watch two males competing in a “penis wrestling match”. They are […]

Sensual Encounters Involving Trains in Shunga Prints

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During the westernization of Japan, artists started to promote the modernization in their so-called “Enlightment” prints. The Japanese built their first railroad in 1872 and quickly became a symbol of innovation. Therefore there arose a large demand for “train prints”. Trains In Shunga Although there was a large demand you very scarcely find shunga designs including […]

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