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Classic Shunga Design - Attrib. to Hokusai - Fantastic Supernatural Erotic Scene - c.1822.

Classic Shunga Design - Attrib. to Hokusai - Fantastic Supernatural Erotic Scene - c.1822.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock attrib. to Hokusai (1760-1849). Shunga (Erotic genre). Date: c.1822. 
Large size: 21 1/5" x 8 1/2" inches. Series: 'Tagoto no tsuki' (lit. The Moon Reflected in Every Rice Paddy). 
Fine impression, color and very good condition. Some minor staining, soiling, some very tiny holes 
(profesionally backed), marks and flaws. Wonderful printing details such as gauffrage and metallic 
pigments throughout the print. Panels attached, no backing.

An extraordinarily and marvellous surreal erotic scene displayed over all the four panels (pages) portraying all kinds of supernatural protagonists such as a rokurokubi (a long necked demon) with an erect penis kissing another female ghost. On the first panel (left) it features Kitsune, a fox shaped spirit with magical powers who can appear in various forms with a phallus in her hand. The female ghost is leaning on a straw hat worn by a tanuki, normally a raccoon dog but here transformed into a kid with big eyes, a large tongue and a huge scrotum. The association with foxes is emphasized by the inclusion of burning kitsunebi (aka. 'fox lights' or ' will-o'-the-wisps') in the air.

Reference: p.67 (Ill. 123) in 'Strangers in Paradise' by Richard Lane.

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Extremely rare surrealistic piece that would make Salvador Dali envious...!

 

 

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Rare Shunga - Hokusai - Young Man With Long Hair - c.1822.

Rare Shunga - Hokusai - Young Man With Long Hair - c.1822.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock attrib. to Hokusai (1760-1849). Shunga (Erotic genre). Date: c.1822.
Size: 10 2/5" x 8 1/2" inches. Series: 'Tagoto no tsuki' (lit. The Moon Reflected in Every Rice Paddy).
Fine impression, color and very good condition. Some minor staining, soiling, some very tiny holes 
(profesionally backed),and small thinning spots. Wonderful printing details such as gauffrage and metallic 
pigments throughout the print.

A long haired young man is penetrating his lover from the rear.

 

 

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Rare Shunga - Hokusai - Female Samurai - c.1822.

Rare Shunga - Hokusai - Female Samurai - c.1822.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock attrib. to Hokusai (1760-1849). Shunga (Erotic genre). Date: c.1822.
Size: 10 2/5" x 8 1/2" inches. Series: 'Tagoto no tsuki' (lit. The Moon Reflected in Every Rice Paddy).
Fine impression, color and very good condition. Some minor staining, soiling, two very small thinning
spots, marks and flaws. Wonderful printing details such as gauffrage and metallic pigments throughout
the print.

A striking image featuring a (very rarely depicted!) female samurai with a candleholder attached to the top of her head. She's making love to another samurai but at the same time she's drawing her katana (Japanese sword) because there seems to be something ominous behind them.

 

 

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Rare Shunga - Hokusai - Fox Spirit Temptation - c.1822.

Rare Shunga - Hokusai - Fox Spirit Temptation - c.1822.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock attrib. to Hokusai (1760-1849). Shunga (Erotic genre). Date: c.1822. 
Size: 10 1/4" x 8 1/2" inches. Series: 'Tagoto no tsuki' (lit. The Moon Reflected in Every Rice Paddy). 
Fine impression, color and very good condition. Some minor staining, soiling, marks and flaws. 
Wonderful printing details such as gauffrage and metallic pigments throughout the print.

Burning kitsunebi (fox spirits) are luring an enthralled man through a cemetery to a riverbank.

 

 

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Rare Shunga - Hokusai - Kidnap - c.1822.

Rare Shunga - Hokusai - Kidnap - c.1822.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock attrib. to Hokusai (1760-1849). Shunga (Erotic genre). Date: c.1822. 
Size: 10 1/3" x 8 1/2" inches. Series: 'Tagoto no tsuki' (lit. The Moon Reflected in Every Rice Paddy). 
Fine impression, color and very good condition. Some minor staining, soiling, some very tiny holes 
(profesionally backed), marks and flaws. Wonderful printing details such as gauffrage and metallic 
pigments throughout the print.

An enigmatic scene depicting the kidnap of a woman by an arcane figure.

 

 

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Very Rare Shunga - Hokusai - Phallus Procession - c.1822.

Very Rare Shunga - Hokusai - Phallus Procession - c.1822.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock attrib. to Hokusai (1760-1849). Shunga (Erotic genre). Date: c.1822. 
Size: 10 2/3" x 8 1/2" inches. Series: 'Tagoto no tsuki' (lit. The Moon Reflected in Every Rice Paddy). 
Fine impression, color and very good condition. Some minor staining, soiling, marks and flaws. 
Wonderful printing details such as gauffrage and metallic pigments throughout the print.

A hypnotizing surreal design featuring a cat in human clothes playing the shamisen (three-stringed guitar)
accompanied by a female figure with a large head cleaning her teeth with a toothpick. A huge inro (a Japanese case for storing maller objects) behind them conjures up a daimyo (Japanese warlord belonging to the samurai warrior caste) procession with phallus-headed men carrying a palanquin. On the plate in front of this mysterious couple lays a boiled octopus.

A very rare piece of Japanese art !

 

 

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Very Rare Shunga - Hokusai - Phallus Festival - c.1822.

Very Rare Shunga - Hokusai - Phallus Festival - c.1822.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock attrib. to Hokusai (1760-1849). Shunga (Erotic genre). Date: c.1822. 
Size: 10 2/3" x 8 1/2" inches. Series: 'Tagoto no tsuki' (lit. The Moon Reflected in Every Rice Paddy). 
Fine impression, color and very good condition. Some minor staining, soiling, some very tiny holes 
(profesionally backed), marks and flaws. Wonderful printing details such as gauffrage and metallic 
pigments throughout the print.

A mesmerizing dreamlike image depicting two remarkable protagonists. The dancing bird-like figure (the older wiser fox spirit can adapt countless shapes!) on the left is holding a rope with phallus-shaped Shinto shrine bells (suzu) attached to it. The chimera (a fabulous creature with parts from various animals) on the right, who has a cat-like body with the head of a fish (and three eyes) and is wearing a purple kimono displaying various phallus related objects, is holding a black prayer box which conjures up a festival involving phallus-headed people.

A magnificent piece !

 


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