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Reynolds and Rose Re-Interpreting Traditional Japanese Ukiyo-e Shunga

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The (regular) artist duo Reynolds and Rose created a series of paintings in which they give their own unique take on ancient shunga. The body of work is entitled ‘Japornism: Erotic Contemporientalism‘ and was exhibited at the Eaton Hill Gallery in 2018. Sopranos Both artists share a musical and artistic background, and in the last decade they […]

Exclusive Shunga Commission Depicting a Gay Fantasy by Jeff Faerber

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Here’s a new piece by modern shunga artist Jeff Faerber. This is his first shunga commission, and the client gave permission to share it online and with shungagallery.com. Note of the artist: “This was an entirely new process for me as he knew specific things he wanted in the piece so I’d incorporate as many […]

Neo Shunga Artist Zoe Lacchei: Italian by Birth, Japanese in Spirit

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Tattoo art and shunga are fairly closely intertwined. The search term ‘tattoo shunga‘ in Google Images offers an extensive amount of entertaining examples of this. Upon closer examination, we can see that many contemporary tattoo artists have embraced the aesthetics of ukiyo-e and shunga. A striking example of this, is the highly-skilled Italian Pop-surrealist painter and […]

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 […]

Jeff Faerber Makes a Tribute to ShungaGallery.com

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I am always thrilled when Jeff (Faerber) sends me pictures of his most recent paintings. As a lover of his work, it is nice to be one of the first to check out his new shunga fantasies. Euphoria But this time I had a feeling very close to euphoria. When you read the title and Jeff’s comments […]

Arborophilia: from Ancient Greeks to Shunga artists

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As one may notice, the tree is a wide-spread cultural element symbolizing the bond between the Earth and the sky. In Scandinavian myths, there is a tree named Yggdrasil, which connects all nine worlds of Norse cosmology. Marry Trees At the same time, we read about the tree of knowledge and the tree of life […]

Edmond de Goncourt and His Infectious View on the Aesthetics of Shunga

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The famous art critic, writer and collector Edmond de Goncourt (1822-1896) known for his erudite (although somewhat naive) hymn on The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife began acquiring erotic Japanese prints in October 1863. He writes in his journal: Obscenity ‘The other day I bought some albums of Japanese obscenities. They delight me, amuse me, and charm […]

April/May Contest: Would You Like to Win this Beautiful Shunga Painting?

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Welcome to our April/May contest in which you can win an authentic piece of Japanese erotica. As in our previous contests the rules are simple. All you have to do is leave your name and e-mail (won’t be shared!) in the comment box below this page! Your Thoughts Although it is not required, we would appreciate […]

Exciting Video on the Remaking of Hokusai’s Iconic Shunga

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The following video is a real treat and closely follows some contemporary Japanese woodblock artists working on a project concerning the remake of some iconic shunga art by Hokusai. Deepest Respect Inside you will discover detailed info on the woodblock printing process (what are the most difficult area’s to carve?) and also some fascinating insights […]

What Were the Most Arousing Shunga for the Male Reader in the Edo Era?

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During the Edo period (1603-1868) most people owned only one garment, which they wore every day. Therefore, it’s not surprising that nice clothes were held in high regard. The Tokugawa regime ordained sumptuary regulations at times prohibiting non-samurai from decorating their clothes with gold threads or using imported fabrics. Sexual Appeal In this way, the […]

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