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The Sensual Metaphors in the Yoshiwara Pleasure Quarter

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A unique publication of very high quality

This is a great publication that reviews the best shunga in a unique publication of very high quality. Any collector of shunga will find this a treasure, but also anybody interested in Japanese art will love it. Even, any human interested in sexuality end erotic’s (and who is not!) should have a look. A masterpiece.

What's inside

    • about Eisen's fascinating motives behind the books while enjoying the visual mastery of this ukiyo-e icon....!
    • all the 27 exciting illustrations displayed in Eisen's book series 'Konote-gashiwa (Child's Hands Oak)' including detailed descriptions
    • a lot of background on the objects surrounding the intimate protagonists
    • butterflies with phallus-shaped wings, flowers with phallus chalices (!)
    • a two-headed Paradise Flycatcher (!)
    • and much more...!!
The Sensual Metaphors in the Yoshiwara Pleasure Quarter
Shunga Gallery

About the author

Shunga Gallery is conceived and created by specialist art dealer and historian Marijn Kruijff.

In 2000 Marijn started selling ukiyo-e art and inspired by its aesthetic and commercial appeal, over the years he focused more and more on the erotic subgenre called shunga. The genre within ukiyo-e that explores the erotic secrets of ancient Japan.

Over the next two decades Marijn’s shunga content was removed from several platforms including YouTube and Tumblr, and it became increasingly clear that there wasn’t anywhere where artists and lovers of shunga and related sensual art could freely share and express these interests, somewhere to enjoy the aesthetics of shunga without restraint.

In 2016 he started the website and blog Shunga Gallery, which has now published more than six hundred articles and five eBooks.  

The growing interest in his mission can be seen in the number of new subscriptions growing daily.


Books written




Blog posts

> 20 years


What others say...

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Wonderful information
 Beautiful, clear design and yet more wonderful information and images to perk up my tea breaks. The hits keep coming, and coming, and…
Mark poysden
Mark Poysden (US)
Superb, as usual
Exciting, informative, documented ... Superb, as usual. Thank you so much.
Renauld (France)
Thank you!
Beautiful frames and informative commentary. Thank you!
Alan James
Alan (US)
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