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Spectacular Erotic Fantasy Scene of the Deities Orihime and Hikoboshi
5 January 2017 

Spectacular Erotic Fantasy Scene of the Deities Orihime and Hikoboshi

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Orihime and Hikoboshi‘ (c.1890s) from the series ‘The Relic of Honor’ by Tomioka Eisen or Hamada Josen

The following dazzling erotic image refers to Tanabata (Evening of the seventh aka. Star Festival). This Japanese festival emerged from the Chinese Festival Qixi.

The Deities Orihime and Hikoboshi

It celebrates the reunion of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi who are symbolized by the stars Vega and Altair. It is believed that the Milky Way separates these loved ones and that they are only admitted to meet only once a year on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month of the lunisolar calendar.

The print was published in the last phase of shunga production (c.1890s) and has a fine impression with outstanding printing details such as the excellent use of silver metallic pigments and burnishing. The condition is near perfect with only four tiny pinholes and marks and flaws.

The size of the print is 14 3/4′ x 5 1/8′ inches and the series is called ‘Relic of Honor‘. For those shunga collectors with a sharp eye for the aesthetics of the Meiji Period this piece is still available in our gallery for Euro 625,-.

Through the following link you can check out the other designs from the series!

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Detail of the left side (Orihime/Vega)

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Detail of the right side (Hikoboshi/Altair)

 

About the author
Marijn is the founder of shungagallery.com. With more than 20 years of experience within the sensual and erotic art of shunga he is an authority in the genre. During this time he served many customers with complementing their art collection.
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