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Terazaki Kogyo’s Complete Meiji Masterpiece Izumo No Chigiri

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In the so-called ‘new prints’ (Shin Hanga), including shunga, that were issued at the beginning of the 20th century, the most obvious features are the influence of Western artistic styles. This can be seen in the use of imported bright chemical colors and the chromolithograph technique, replacing the soft, natural colors of the Edo period. […]

Amusing Meiji Era Handscroll with 12 Unusual Erotic Scenes

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An amusing shunga scroll from the early 1900s with unusual erotic scenes without displaying intercourse. The artist’s obvious talent is reflected in his sense of humor, accurate facial expressions, and eye for detail. Judoka Female judoka holding her male opponent in an arm lock. Bobtail A lady is caressing her breasts while a Japanese black […]

Two Rare Meiji Era Byōbu Folding Screens with Large Shunga Paintings

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We have expanded our shunga collection with two rare folding screens (Byōbu*) consisting 0f four large erotic paintings from the late Meiji/early Taisho period. Tea Ceremony Large screens (6 to 8 panels) served as background decoration for the traditional theatrical performance or as embellishing enclosures for rituals at temples. The smaller screens (2 panels) were […]

Delicate Meiji Shunga Scroll Displaying a Disarming Sensual Cheerfulness

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Recently we obtained the following shunga scroll. It depicts the usual 12 painted erotic scenes on silk that display a disarming cheerfulness. Especially the eyes are a discerning stylistic feature of this unidentified Meiji artist. You can click HERE to check out another striking shunga scroll from the Meiji era…!! For more information on this scroll you […]

Asian Erotic Art Featuring Realistic Meiji Sensuality

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The following 12 paintings are from an album produced in the late Meiji era. They depict conventional themes and settings but are drawn in a more realistic manner… Click HERE and check out some of the most sensual Asian erotic art from the Meiji era..!!

Voluptuous Meiji Art With a Proud Bearded Man, a “Chinaman”, and a Lustful Nurse

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A set of 12 erotic prints portraying typical Meiji art (1868-1912) with the sensual couples filling a large part of the image. Both protagonists are always completely naked except for the female who only wears an underslip… Click HERE for other striking Meiji art with sensuous encounters…!!

Complete Meiji Shunga Art Set Including Storage Folder

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We have added a rare complete koban-sized set of shunga prints to our gallery. The storage folder shows an innocent image with two young girls (probably geisha trainee aka. kamuro) reading instructions in shunga books. The 12 subsequent images reflect the world they will eventually enter. Meiji Red The small prints are luxuriously printed with mica […]

The Famous Meiji Masterpiece The Poetic Intercourse

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It is mainly the innovative designs that make The Poetic Intercourse stand out. Like in Hokusai’s The Adonis Plant (the fourth image is a direct tribute to the “egg-shaped” couple of Hokusai’s series) the protagonists almost fill the entire image plane with the attention solely focused on the participants and their clothing. There’s some debate concerning […]

Two Wicked Meiji Shunga Inspired On Kunisada’s Shocking Masterpiece

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In a previous post we examined some of the designs from Kunisada‘s acclaimed masterpiece Koi no yatsu Fuji (Love of Yatsufuji) from 1837. Today we’ll take a look at two Meiji shunga that were inspired by the famous “Dog“-piece. Ejaculation Above painting (Fig.1.) was actually created somewhere between 1850 and 1880 so if it is from […]

14 Lovemaking Cyborgs of the Modern Shunga Artist Naoki Yamaji

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Naoki Yamaji was born in Tokyo in 1994. He studied fine arts in Japan for three years from 2013 to 2016. Nowadays, the artist is based in Amsterdam. The theme of his work is about the superfluous position of human kind in an increasingly mechanized society, and the dramatic changes in human life after the […]

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