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Striking Shunga Themes.

 

 

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Rare Utagawa School – Close-up Peeing Woman – c.1830.

.Rare Utagawa School – Close-up Peeing Woman – c.1830.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by Utagawa school. Shunga (Erotic print).
Date: c.1840s. Size: 4 2/3” x 7” inches. Fine impression (with beautiful use of bokashi-shading),
very good color and condition. One small hole in the margin (tissue backed). Minor marks and flaws.

“A wonderful close-up of an urinating woman.“

Extremely rare !

 

 

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Humorous Shikake-e Shunga – Kuniyoshi – 

Dog Lover – Bestiality – Secret Lover – c.1827.

Utagawa Kuniyoshi  歌川 国芳  c.1827.

 

Humorous Shikake-e Shunga – Kuniyoshi – Dog Lover – Bestiality – Secret Lover – c.1827.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797–1861).
Shikake-e
( Toy print/Trick picture ).Date: c.1827.  Size ( Plate 1 ): 9 3/4” x 8 2/3” inches.
Size ( Plate 2 with dog ): 9 2/3” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘Hiyaku mon futari furisode.’ 
Fine impression (with elaborate bokashi shading), very good color and condition.
Minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws.

“A hilarious two-piece sequential design with the first plate depicting a very bored man having sex with a woman, while he is then seen in the second plate, happy and excited, copulating with his beloved dog.”

Great evidence of Kuniyoshi’s comic talent !

Reference:  p.402 (Fig.6 a and b) in ‘Japanese Erotic Art, the Hidden World of Shunga’ by Ofer Shagan

 

 

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Koban Shunga – Utagawa School – Rape By Tattooed Villain – c.1850.

Koban Shunga – Utagawa School – Rape By Tattooed Villain – c.1850.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by a pupil of the Utagawa school. 
Shunga
(Erotic picture). Date: c.1850. Koban yoko-e size: 5” x 3 2/3” inches. 
Very good impression, color and condition.Minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws.

“A heavily tattooed scoundrel overpowers a woman in a flower field. The specific posture 
of one of her feet is an indication that the intimacies are against her will.”

 

 

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Shunga – Anonymous – Young Boy – c.1890.

Shunga – Anonymous – Young Boy – c.1890.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by unknon Meiji artist. Shunga (Erotic print).
Date: c.1890. Size: 3 1/5” x 2” inches. Fine impression with nice pigment and embossing details,
color and condition. Nice state !

“An amusing scene with an adolescent undergoing a sexual education by a mature woman.”

 

 

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Very Rare Shunga – Anonymous – Westerner With Japanese Lady – 

Cunnilingus – c.1890.

Very Rare Shunga – Anonymous – Westerner With Japanese Lady – Cunnilingus – c.1890.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by unknown Meiji artist. Shunga (Erotic print).
Date: c.1890. Size: 3 1/5” x 2” inches. Fine impression with nice pigment and embossing details,
color and condition. Nice state !

“A very rare erotic design featuring a westerner (foreigner) wearing a large moustache performing
cunnilingus on a Japanese lady.”

 

 

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Shunga – Kawanabe Kyosai – Peeker In A Public Toilet – c.1860.

Shunga – Kawanabe Kyosai – Peeker In A Public Toilet – c.1860.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print attributed to Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889).Shunga (Erotic print).
Date: c.1860s. Koban size: 5” x 3 2/3” inches. Fine impression with exquisite pigment and embossing details,
color and near fine condition. Minor marks and flaws only. Very nice state !

“Hilarious scene with a male voyeur peeking at a peeing woman in the other room through a tiny hole in the wall 
of a public toilet.”

 

 

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Koban Shunga – Kunisada Il – Phallus Head – c.1830.

Koban Shunga – Kunisada Il – Phallus Head – c.1830.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print attributed to Utagawa Kunisada II (1823–1880). Date: c.1855.
Koban size: 4 4/5” x 3 2/3” inches. Series: ‘Shunkyo karami-dako (Spring Games: Grappling Octopus)’.
Fine impression, color and near fine condition. Thinly backed but otherwise very nice state !

“A male wearing a moustache has dressed his gigantic phallus like a holy priest while the woman devoutly
kneels in front of him.”

 

 

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Koban Shunga – Kunisada II – Black Man Perfoming Cunnilingus – c.1855. 

Koban Shunga – Kunisada II – Black Man Perfoming Cunnilingus – c.1855.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print attributed to Utagawa Kunisada II (1823–1880). Date: c.1855.
Size: 4 4/5” x 3 2/3” inches. Series: ‘Shunkyo karami-dako (Spring Games: Grappling Octopus)’.
Fine impression, color and near fine condition. Some minor wrinkling, very slight centerfold otherwise very nice state !

“A black man (most probably an Ethiopian) performing cunnilingus on a Japanese lady. 
She is holding on to his striking genitals.”

 

 

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Koban Shunga – Kunisada II –Man With Glasses – c.1855.

Koban Shunga – Kunisada II –Man With Glasses – c.1855.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print attributed to Utagawa Kunisada II (1823–1880). Shunga (Erotic print).
Date: c.1855. Size: 4 4/5” x 3 2/3 inches. Series: ‘Shunkyo karami-dako (Spring Games: Grappling Octopus)’.
Fine impression, color and condition. Thinly backed but otherwise very nice state !

“An older man wearing glasses examining the ‘smelly’ private parts of a young courtesan.”

 

 

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Koban Shunga – Kunisada II – Entangled Sex Toy – c.1855.

Koban Shunga – Kunisada II – Entangled Sex Toy – c.1855.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print attributed to Utagawa Kunisada II (1823–1880). Date: c.1855.
Koban size: 4 4/5” x 3 2/3” inches. Series: ‘Shunkyo karami-dako (Spring Games: Grappling Octopus)’.
Fine impression, color and fair condition. Thinly backed but otherwise very nice state !

“A couple is experimenting with a sex toy called higozuiki (rope) but the rope is entangled in their private parts.”

 

 

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Koban Shunga – Kunisada II – Newborn – c.1855.

Koban Shunga – Kunisada II – Newborn – c.1855.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print attributed to Utagawa Kunisada II (1823–1880). Date: c.1855.
Koban size: 4 4/5” x 3 2/3” inches. Series: ‘Shunkyo karami-dako (Spring Games: Grappling Octopus)’.
Fine impression (with elaborate metallic pigment and urushi-e details), color and fair condition.
Thinly backed but otherwise very nice state!

“A humorous print portraying a newborn interrupting the intimate encounter of his parents.”

 

 

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Koban Shunga – Unknown Meiji Artist –Deformed Fishmonger – c.1870.

Koban Shunga – Unknown Meiji Artist –Deformed Fishmonger – c.1870.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by an unknown Meiji artist. Shunga (Erotic print).
Date: c.1870s. Size: 4 4/5” x 3 1/5” inches. Fine impression (with elaborate gauffrage and metallic
pigment details), color and condition. Very nice state !

“A grabby disfigured fishmionger is forcing himself upon a reluctant beauty on the street.”

Rare theme !

 

 

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Koban Shunga – Kunisada? – Man With Fu-Manchu Mustache – c.1820.

Koban Shunga – Kunisada? – Man With Fu-Manchu Mustache – c.1820.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by a member of the Utagawa school (could very well
be Kunisada or another master). Date: c.1820s. Koban yoko-e size: 5” x 3 2/3” inches. 
Fine impression (with elaborate metallic pigment and urushi-e details), color and fair condition. 
Minor wear, wrinkling, small thinning spots, tiny holes, marks and flaws.

“A striking comical design portraying a pushy male wearing a Fu-Manchu mustache who is attacked by 
a beauty. The interesting thing about this mustache is that it came from the Mongol invaders from China.”

 

 

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Shunga – Hokusai School – Bestiality.

Samurai With Two Dogs Near The Sea – c.1818.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by an important artist of the Hokusai school.
Shunga
(Erotic picture). Date: c.1818-22. Size: 10” x 7 1/4” inches. Very good impression,
color and condition.Series: Ehon kurabiraki.  Some minor wear and soiling, two small
wormhole and paper repairs.

“On the shore a needy samurai has kneeled down and is about to penetrate one of the dogs who accompanies him.In most cases sexual acts between humans and animals in shunga are used as a form of parody.It was also a way for artists and their merchant patrons to poke fun at the higher-ranking classes.”

Reference:  p.284 (Fig.50) in Japanese Erotic Art: The Hidden World of Shunga by Shagan Ofer.

A much sought after theme within shunga.

 

 

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Rare Meiji Shunga – Yoshitoshi School.

Man With Dog – Bestiality – c.1860.

Rare Meiji Shunga – Yoshitoshi School Man With Dog – Bestiality – c.1860.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock designed most probably by a pupil of Yoshitoshi.
Date: c.1860s. Total size: 11 1/2” x 8 1/2” inches. Fine impression, color and very good condition.
Some minor wear and soiling otherwise very good state.

“In a gloomy cellar a pervert is having intercourse with a female dog”.

A design from the earlier part of the Meiji period before the changes in the aesthetic approach 
with an unusual dominant placement of the text in the image.

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Kunisada - c.1840 - Homo Sexual Scene.

Onnagata ( Kabuki Actor ) - Shunga.

Kunisada - c.1840 - Homo Sexual Scene Onnagata (Kabuki Actor) - Shunga.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865), Shunga (Spring picture).
Date: c.1840's. Chubon size: 7 1/4" x 10 1/2" inches. Very good impression, color and near fine condition.
Very minor marks and flaws otherwise in a fine state !

A striking depiction of an amourous encounter between a man and an onnagata (a male kabuki actor specializing in female roles).

A very rare and uncommon homo-erotic scene !

 

 

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Shunga – Tomioka Eisen – Homorerotic Couple – c.1890. 

Surimono Shunga – Tomioka Eisen – Homorerotic Couple – c.1890.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print attributed to Tomioka Eisen (1864-1905). Date: c.1890s.
Koban yoko-e size: 4 3/4” x 3 1/7” inches. Fine impression (with elaborate metallic pigment and urushi-e
details),color and condition. Minor marks and flaws but overall in a very good state
!

“A secretive intimate gay couple having intercourse underneath a huge red blanket.”

 

 


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