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Revealing Rapists, Orgies & Exhausted Couples Entwined in the Mosquito Net

Revealing Rapists, Orgies & Exhausted Couples Entwined in the Mosquito Net

We have expanded our collection with the following new shunga pieces…

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Orgy with 5 couples‘ (c.1822) from the series ‘Makura bunko (Pillow Library)‘ by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848)

Five Intimate Couples

The Pillow Library by Keisai Eisen is famous for its anatomical drawings and close-up designs of genitalia during the various stages of love-making. The above illustration is one of the best double-page designs in this series depicting five intimate couples in the different phases of love-making.

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Rape scene in the forest‘ (c.1854-60) by Utagawa Yoshinobu (act. 1854-60)


This scene recalls Kunisada’s horrifying masterpiece that might have inspired Yoshinobu. An unrelenting image of a woman who has been tied to a tree and while being raped by a ruffian. To make it even more uncomfortable he is identifying himself by taking off his headscarf. Unfortunately I don’t have the translation of the Japanese text because it makes you curious; She turns her head away in horror. Does she know him or is she is just afraid to remember his face?

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Exhausted couple‘ (c.1800) from the series ‘Ehon hana fubuki (Picture-book of Flowers in Violent Bloom)‘ by Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)

Cool Down

After some exhausting love-making a couple tries to cool down. Utamaro shows his mastery in the facial expressions and his sense of humor in the fleeing mouse in the right corner.

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Young intimate couple entwined in mosquito net‘ (c.1790s) attributed to Chokyosai Eiri ( 1789-1801)


During a hot summer afternoon a wildly passionate young couple are making love. In their enthusiasm they have become entwined in the mosquito-netting. Stylistically, this design tends towards the Eishi school and could very well be an early design by the student Chokyosai Eiri.

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