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Utagawa Kunisada  歌川国貞  ( 1786 -1864 ) 

Shunga   p2625 ~ p2646.

The Bedroom Guide to Spring scenes (c.1847)

The Bedroom Guide to Spring Scenes (Shunshoku neya no shiori) - series is a cooperative work by the great artists Utagawa Kunisada and Keisai Eisen. It was instigated by Eisen who got inspired after the death of his friend and author Ryutei Tanehiko (1783-1842).

It´s luxuriously printed so it is suggested that it was an assignment of a rich merchant. Shunshoku neya no shiori tells the story of the complicated love triangle between Tokushichi and his young attractive niece Otayo and his voluptuous former lover Otsuya, who both try to seduce him.

 

 

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Boat Scene – c.1847.

Shunga – Designed by Kunisada – Text by Eisen – Bedroom Guide – Boat Scene – c.1847.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865) and text by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848).
Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1847. Size: ca. 11” x 9” inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition. 
Series: ‘Shunshoku neya no shiori (Bedroom Guide to Spring Scenes)’. Publisher: Shunseiroazusa. Minor marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state with excellent printing techniques including gauffrage and gold and silver pigments!

“A nice scene of Tokushichi making love to his sex-starved former lover Otsuya on a pleasure boat. To prevent any busybodies from spying on them he is pulling down the blind.”

 

 

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Handover – c.1847.

Shunga – Designed by Kunisada – Text by Eisen – Bedroom Guide – Handover – c.1847.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865) and text by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1847. Size: ca. 11” x 9” inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition. 
Series: ‘Shunshoku neya no shiori (Bedroom Guide to Spring Scenes)’. Publisher: Shunseiroazusa. Minor marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state with excellent printing techniques including gauffrage and gold and silver pigments!

“A comic image depicting some minor consternation at the boat stand when a courtesan is being lifted (subtly exposing her private parts) into a pleasure boat.”

 

 

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Mutual Masturbation – c.1847.

Shunga – Designed by Kunisada – Text by Eisen – Bedroom Guide – Mutual Masturbation – c.1847.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865) and text by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1847. Size: ca. 11” x 9” inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition. 
Series: ‘Shunshoku neya no shiori (Bedroom Guide to Spring Scenes)’. Publisher: Shunseiroazusa. Minor marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state with excellent printing techniques including gauffrage and gold and silver pigments!

“Colorful and subtle depiction of a younger couple performing mutual masturbation to each other, The screen in the back features a flying phoenix.”

 

 

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Penis Massage – c.1847.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865) and text by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1847. Size: ca. 11” x 9” inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition. 
Series: ‘Shunshoku neya no shiori (Bedroom Guide to Spring Scenes)’. Publisher: Shunseiroazusa. Minor marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state with excellent printing techniques including gauffrage and gold and silver pigments!

“A scene at Tokushichi’s house. He has just made love to his bride who sits on the right, while on the other side Otsuya massages his tumid penis with her foot. In the explanatory cartouche the slang word henoko (‘prick’) is indicated through the use of a hiragana gloss, but in facttwo other homophonic characters are used to write it. This creates a simple wordplay. Literally translated, these two characters mean ‘turtle head’ – indeed a graphic description for Tokushichi’s sex organ!”

Reference: p.197 (Fig. 75d) in Japanese Erotic Fantasies by Chris Uhlenbeck.

 

 

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Insatiable Lust – c.1847.

Shunga – Designed by Kunisada – Text by Eisen – Bedroom Guide – Insatiable Lust – c.1847.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865) and text by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1847. Size: ca. 11” x 9” inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition. 
Series: ‘Shunshoku neya no shiori (Bedroom Guide to Spring Scenes)’. Publisher: Shunseiroazusa. Minor marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state with excellent printing techniques including gauffrage and gold and silver pigments!

“A striking portrayal of a completely naked Tokushichi having sex with his oversexed former lover Otsuya. They have an insatiable passion as indicated by the tissues surrounding them. The man is laying on a fallen Bachimakura Geisha pillow (basically a neck rest) while balancing his naked lover.”

 

 

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Fleeing Cat – c.1847.

Shunga – Designed by Kunisada – Text by Eisen – Bedroom Guide – Fleeing Cat – c.1847.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865) and text by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1847. Size: ca. 11” x 9” inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition. 
Series: ‘Shunshoku neya no shiori (Bedroom Guide to Spring Scenes)’. Publisher: Shunseiroazusa. Minor marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state with excellent printing techniques including gauffrage and gold and silver pigments!

“A humorous scene with Tokushichi and his lusty mistress Otsuya who in their incessantly passionate love-making have upset a grumpy cat who is running away from the fallen folding screen. The cat is a Japanese Bobtail.”

 

 

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Private Parts – c.1847.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865) and text by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1847. Size: ca. 11” x 9” inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition. 
Series: ‘Shunshoku neya no shiori (Bedroom Guide to Spring Scenes)’. Publisher: Shunseiroazusa. Minor marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state with excellent printing techniques including gauffrage and gold and silver pigments!

“Otayo is combing her hair while Tokushichi is playing with her private parts. A moment before she was repairing clothes.”

 

 

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Tokushichi’s Pledge – c.1847.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865) and text by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1847. Size: ca. 11” x 9” inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition. 
Series: ‘Shunshoku neya no shiori (Bedroom Guide to Spring Scenes)’. Publisher: Shunseiroazusa. Minor marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state with excellent printing techniques including gauffrage and gold and silver pigments!

“The text to the left tell us that after Tokushichi’s pledge to marry Otayo, they consummate their marriage.”

Reference: p.197 (Fig. 75b) in Japanese Erotic Fantasies by Chris Uhlenbeck.

 

 

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Folding Screen – c.1847.

Shunga – Designed by Kunisada – Text by Eisen – Bedroom Guide – Folding Screen – c.1847.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865) and text by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1847. Size: ca. 11” x 9” inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition. 
Series: ‘Shunshoku neya no shiori (Bedroom Guide to Spring Scenes)’. Publisher: Shunseiroazusa. Minor marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state with excellent printing techniques including gauffrage and gold and silver pigments!

“A design with a nice composition with the folding screen dividing the image in two spaces. Underneath a blanket the hero Tokushichi is kissing his young niece passionately. They are observed from behind the folding screen by his ex Otsuya.”

 

 

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French Kiss – c.1847.

Shunga – Designed by Kunisada – Text by Eisen – Bedroom Guide – French Kiss – c.1847.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865) and text by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1847. Size: ca. 11” x 9” inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition. 
Series: ‘Shunshoku neya no shiori (Bedroom Guide to Spring Scenes)’. Publisher: Shunseiroazusa. Minor marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state with excellent printing techniques including gauffrage and gold and silver pigments!

“In a passionate embrace Tokushichi and Otsuya are having another round of pleasure.”

 

 

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Shy Foreplay – c.1847.

Shunga – Designed by Kunisada – Text by Eisen – Bedroom Guide – Shy Foreplay – c.1847.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865) and text by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1847. Size: ca. 11” x 9” inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition. 
Series: ‘Shunshoku neya no shiori (Bedroom Guide to Spring Scenes)’. Publisher: Shunseiroazusa. Minor marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state with excellent printing techniques including gauffrage and gold and silver pigments!

“Lovely design with Tokushichi and his lover Otayo performing foreplay. Tokushichi’s ex-lover Otsuya is peeking on them. All three protagonists seem to be in a similar state holding their sleeves in front of their mouths.”

 

 

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Under The Blanket – c.1847.

Shunga – Designed by Kunisada – Text by Eisen – Bedroom Guide – Under The Blanket – c.1847.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865) and text by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1847. Size: ca. 11” x 9” inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition. 
Series: ‘Shunshoku neya no shiori (Bedroom Guide to Spring Scenes)’. Publisher: Shunseiroazusa. Minor marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state with excellent printing techniques including gauffrage and gold and silver pigments!

“Tokushichi proudly observes his intimate activities from underneath the blanket. His salacious former lover Otsuya is completely ecstatic while riding his lap.”

 

 

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Tight Embrace – c.1847.

Shunga – Designed by Kunisada – Text by Eisen – Bedroom Guide – Tight Embrace – c.1847.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865) and text by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1847. Size: ca. 11” x 9” inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition. 
Series: ‘Shunshoku neya no shiori (Bedroom Guide to Spring Scenes)’. Publisher: Shunseiroazusa. Minor marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state with excellent printing techniques including gauffrage and gold and silver pigments!

“Great design of Tokushichi in a very tight embrace with Otsuya who is passionately biting the ear of her male lover exposing her black stained teeth. The folding screen in the background features bamboo trees.”

 

 

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The Libidinous Otsuya – c.1847.

Shunga – Designed by Kunisada – Text by Eisen – Bedroom Guide – The Libidinous Otsuya – c.1847.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865) and text by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1847. Size: ca. 11” x 9” inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition. 
Series: ‘Shunshoku neya no shiori (Bedroom Guide to Spring Scenes)’. Publisher: Shunseiroazusa. Minor marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state with excellent printing techniques including gauffrage and gold and silver pigments!

“Superb portrayal of Otsuya who is left to her own devices, and here she leafs through an erotic book, no doubt pining for Tokushichi. Look for the subtle detail of her dripping private parts.”

Reference: p.197 (Fig. 75c) in Japanese Erotic Fantasies by Chris Uhlenbeck.

 

 

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Get-Together – c.1847.

Shunga – Designed by Kunisada – Text by Eisen – Bedroom Guide – Get-Together – c.1847.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865) and text by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1847. Size: ca. 11” x 9” inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition. 
Series: ‘Shunshoku neya no shiori (Bedroom Guide to Spring Scenes)’. Publisher: Shunseiroazusa. Minor marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state with excellent printing techniques including gauffrage and gold and silver pigments!

“A cheerful get-together of Tokushichi and his lovers Otayo (his niece) and Otsuya (literally, ‘Miss Lusty’).”

 

 

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Box With Dildo’s – c.1847.

Shunga – Designed by Kunisada – Text by Eisen – Bedroom Guide – Box With Dildo’s – c.1847.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865) and text by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1847. Size: ca. 11” x 9” inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition. 
Series: ‘Shunshoku neya no shiori (Bedroom Guide to Spring Scenes)’. Publisher: Shunseiroazusa. Minor marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state with excellent printing techniques including gauffrage and gold and silver pigments!

“A cheerful image featuring an overview of the activities in a brothel. In the foreground some excited kamuro’s (young attendants of courtesans) have opened a black box and are having fun with its erotic contents (harikata’s – dildo’s). In the background a rich merchant is entertained by some geisha’s.”

 

 

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Swallow – c.1847.

Shunga – Designed by Kunisada – Text by Eisen – Bedroom Guide – Swallow – c.1847.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865) and text by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1847. Size: ca. 6” x 9 1/8” inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition.
Series: ‘Shunshoku neya no shiori (Bedroom Guide to Spring Scenes)’. Publisher: Shunseiroazusa. Minor marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state with excellent printing techniques including gauffrage and gold and silver pigments!

“A tranquil portrayal of a swallow flying against the moon.”

 

 

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Beauty Close-Up – c.1847.

Shunga – Designed by Kunisada – Text by Eisen – Bedroom Guide – Beauty Close-Up – c.1847.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865) and text by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1847. Size: ca. 6” x 9 1/8” inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition.
Series: ‘Shunshoku neya no shiori (Bedroom Guide to Spring Scenes)’. Publisher: Shunseiroazusa. Minor marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state with excellent printing techniques including gauffrage and gold and silver pigments!

“A beautiful close-up portrait of Otayo set in a round cartouche surrounded by flowers.”

 

 

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Secret Letter – c.1847.

Shunga – Designed by Kunisada – Text by Eisen – Bedroom Guide – Secret Letter – c.1847.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865) and text by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1847. Size: ca. 6” x 9 1/8” inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition.
Series: ‘Shunshoku neya no shiori (Bedroom Guide to Spring Scenes)’. Publisher: Shunseiroazusa. Minor marks and flaws, some very tiny binding hole marks but overall in a very nice state with excellent printing techniques including gauffrage and gold and silver pigments!

“The mischievous Otsuya (black teeth) secretly hands over a letter to Otayo (her rival). The kakemono-e (scroll painting or print) features a famous female beauty.”

 

 

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Tokushichi And Otsuya – c.1847.

Shunga – Designed by Kunisada – Text by Eisen – Bedroom Guide – Tokushichi And Otsuya – c.1847.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865) and text by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1847. Size: ca. 6” x 9 1/8” inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition.
Series: ‘Shunshoku neya no shiori (Bedroom Guide to Spring Scenes)’. Publisher: Shunseiroazusa. Minor marks and flaws, some very tiny binding hole marks but overall in a very nice state with excellent printing techniques including gauffrage and gold and silver pigments!

“The text in the red cartouche clarifies who the two protagonists in the image are, namely Tokushichi and Otsuya.”

Reference: p.196 (Fig. 75a) in Japanese Erotic fantasies by Chris Uhlenbeck.

 

 

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Phallic Shaped Bookmark – c.1847.

Shunga – Designed by Kunisada – Text by Eisen – Bedroom Guide – Phallic Shaped Bookmark – c.1847.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865) and text by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1847. Size: ca. 6” x 9 1/8” inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition.
Series: ‘Shunshoku neya no shiori (Bedroom Guide to Spring Scenes)’. Publisher: Shunseiroazusa. Minor marks and flaws, some very tiny binding hole marks but overall in a very nice state with excellent printing techniques including gauffrage and gold and silver pigments!

“To the right of the image is a phallic-shaped bookmark with a small text tablet attached. The inscription on the penis reads higi chinsetsu (‘novel ideas for secret amusements’). The book title is contained in the black panel to the left (the word shiori in the title also means ‘bookmark’). In the centre panel, below the bird in flight, is the name of the publisher, Shunseiroazusa.”

Reference: p.196 (Fig. 75a) in Japanese Erotic fantasies by Chris Uhlenbeck.

 

 

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Twig – c.1847.

Shunga – Designed by Kunisada – Text by Eisen – Bedroom Guide – Twig – c.1847.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865) and text by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1847. Size: ca. 6” x 9 1/8” inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition.
Series: ‘Shunshoku neya no shiori (Bedroom Guide to Spring Scenes)’. Minor marks and flaws, some very tiny binding hole marks but overall in a very nice state with excellent printing techniques including gauffrage and gold and silver pigments!

“A medatitive image of a twig with flowers.”

 

 


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