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Shunga - Erotic ( Art ) - Japan

Antique  Shunga  Woodblock

 

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Very Rare Shunga Design - Utagawa School - Crazy Octopus & Ama Diver - c.1860.

Very Rare Shunga Design - Utagawa School - Crazy Octopus & Ama Diver - c.1860.

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Antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa school. Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1860s. 
Size: 8 3/4" x 6 1/2" inches. Very good impression, fine color and condition. No marks or flaws.

Hilarious design featuring a giant octopus satisfying an ama (abalone) diver while being observed in the background by another love couple.

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Rare Shunga - Lesbian Couple - Double Sided Dildo - Utagawa School - c.1860.

Rare Shunga - Lesbian Couple - Double Sided Dildo - Utagawa School - c.1860.

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Antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa school. Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1860s. 
Size: 8 3/4" x 6 1/2" inches. Fine impression, color and fine condition. No marks or flaws.

Lovely shunga design portraying two love-making couples seperated by a folding screen. The couple in the back involves a straight couple having intercourse but the intimate fusion in the foreground shows a secret encounter of two women who are using a tagaigata (a double-sided dildo) for mutual pleasure.

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Large Shunga Painting - Aristocratic Female Warrior - Anonymous - c.1850.

Large Shunga Painting - Aristocratic Female Warrior - Anonymous - c.1850.

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Antique Japanese erotic painting on silk by a highly talented unknown artist. Shunga (Erotic print).
Ink and colour on silk. Signature: Unidentified red seal in bottom right corner. Date: c.1850.
Size: 16 1/2" x 13" inches. Magnificently detailed piece with fine colors and in a magnificent state.

A female warrior from the upper class of samurai (shaved eyebrows) is making love to her partner while still holding her wakizashi (short sword).

In the fashion of that era Japanese women of high-class (aristocratic) shaved off their eyebrows. After this, they painted hazy new eyebrows high on their foreheads (close to the hair-line) by dipping their thumbs into black powder, and then smearing them onto their foreheads. They also drew bright red rose-bud lips on over their natural lip-lines.

This piece is clearly inspired in style and subject matter by the scroll paintings of the 17th Century.


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Two Rare Shuncho Prints - Dreaming Maiden - Attack By Devils - Cunnilingus - c.1800.

Two Rare Shuncho Prints - Dreaming Maiden - Attack By Devils - Cunnilingus - c.1800.

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Two Rare Shuncho Prints - Dreaming Maiden - Attack By Devils - Cunnilingus - c.1800.

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Antique Japanese color woodblock Katsukawa Shunchõ (act. c. 1780s-early 1800s). Shunga (Erotic print). 
Date: c.1800. Size (each): 10 2/5" x 8 3/4" inches. Series: 'Takara bako (A Female Treasure)'. 
Title: 'Maiden Dreaming of Attack by Devils'. Fine impression, color and near fine condition. 
Some very slight soiling only otherwise magnificent state.


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Rare Kunisada - Genital Mountains - c.1827.

Rare Kunisada - Genital Mountains - c.1827.

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Antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1827. 
Size: 11" x 8 2/3" inches. Series: 'New Tale of the Welling Waters (Sentõ shinwa)'. Author: Jujitei Sanku. 
Fine impression, color and near fine condition. Some very slight soiling and one very tiny hole.

Beanman and Beanwoman climb genital mountains.


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Famous Kunisada - Attack On The Vagina - c.1827.

Famous Kunisada - Attack On The Vagina - c.1827.

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Antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1827. 
Size: 11" x 8 2/3" inches. Series: 'New Tale of the Welling Waters (Sentõ shinwa)'. 
Title: 'Beanman and Beanwoman Prepare to Attack the Vagina'. Author: Jujitei Sanku. 
Fine impression, color and near fine condition. Some very slight soiling and two very tiny holes.

Reference: p.250/51 (Ill.121) in 'Sex and the Floating World: Erotic Images in Japan 1700-1820' by T. Screech.


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Famous Kunisada - Chilling Rape Scene - Four Seasons - c.1820s.

Famous Kunisada - Chilling Rape Scene - Four Seasons - c.1820s.

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Antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Erotic print). Date: late 1820s. 
Obon yoko-e size: 13 3/4" x 10" inches. Series: 'Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter: Prospects for the Four Seasons (Shunka shuto shiki no nagame)'. Fine impression, color and very good condition. Some minor wear and soiling, a small thining spot, marks and flaws.

Reference: p.141 (Ill.144) in 'Shunga, the Erotic Art of Japan' by M. Fagioli.

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This notorious design is the most famous from the Four Seasons-series !


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Utagawa Kunisada - Oiran And Client - c.1851.

Utagawa Kunisada - Oiran And Client - c.1851.

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Antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1851 (Kaei 4). 
Obon yoko-e size: 13 2/5" x 9 2/3" inches. Series: 'Shõ-utsushi Aioi Genji'. Fine impression (with gauffrage and metallic pigments), color and very good condition. Some very slight soiling and some small professionally restored wormholes in the margins, minor marks and flaws.

An oiran (high-class courtesan) and her client. In the design a lot of Japanese symbols concerning New Year's Day are depicted for instance: on the table left a woman with a broom, the long-haired turtle and the plum-blossom (winter). The heart-shaped 'love' leaves (Cyclaam) on the square bowl can be found on the kimono of the woman.

Reference: The 'Shõ-utsushi Aioi Genji'-series is illustrated and described in depth by Yoshikazu Hayashi's in Vol.19 of 'The Complete Ukiyo-e Shunga'.

'Shõ-utsushi Aioi Genji' tells the story of the amorous adventures of Ashikage Yoshimitsu, the third Muromachi shõgun and there is no doubt that this book series was a private edition for a daimyõ.

Hayashi states: "...The polychrome pages more than live up to their name: they are printed from dozens of blocks. The use of gold, silver, graded color printing, gauffrage, embossing from the reverse side, and lacquer, "gold dust" or powdered mica further enhances this deluxe production. One can only wonder that such a shunga book could have been a viable commercial product".


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Rare Antique Tortoiseshell Harikata Erotic Lesbian Attribute  c.1860s  -  Meiji Period.

Rare Antique Tortoiseshell Harikata - Erotic Lesbian Attribute - c.1860s - Meiji Period.

 

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Description:

Antique Japanese tortoiseshell harikata or harigata (artificial phallus) including operational string (not authentic). 
Size: approx. 6 1/2" long and 1 2/5" thick. Artist unknown (but most probably sold by the Yotsumeya, 
a sex shop that was specialized in erotic attributes and paraphernalia). Date: c.1860s (Early Meiji Period). 
Condition: Some very tiny insect holes (see pictures!), some usage wear but overall in a fine state. 
Proficiently made, and meticulously imitating the real male phallus.

The harikata is an artificial strap-on dildo that were made from several materials such as papier mache, water-buffalo horn, ivory or in this case from the exclusive tortoiseshell. They were (most probably) mainly used by geisha's as a masturbatory tool for their own pleasure or for their secret encounters with female lovers.

Click here to find > tortoiseshell harigata's depicted in shunga prints  and here for an original > papier mache harigata

An extraordinarily rare example of 19th Century Japanese erotica !


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Rare Utagawa Kuniyoshi - Tattooed Man - Calendar Of Flowers - c.1840.

Rare Utagawa Kuniyoshi - Tattooed Man - Calendar Of Flowers - c.1840.

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Antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861). Shunga (Erotic print). 
Date: c.1840.Size: 8 1/4" x 6 1/8" inches.  Series: 'A Calendar of Flowers (Hana goyomi)'. 
Fine impression, color and near fine condition. Only a couple of light spots and creases.

A magnificent second state of the finest image from Kuniyoshi's acclaimed series.

The translation of the text in the design reads:
Man: "I have to go because the mikoshi shrine has come".
Woman: "What are you saying? The festivities going on here are far more important !


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Eisen - Okubi-e - Beauty In Mirror - The Pillow Library - c.1823.

Eisen - Okubi-e - Beauty In Mirror - The Pillow Library - c.1823.

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Antique Japanese color woodblock by Inransai aka. Ikeda Eisen (1790-1848). 
Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1822/23. Size: 8 1/4" x 5" inches. 
Series:' Makura Bunko
(Pillow Library)'. Fine impression, very good color and condition. 
Some very tiny holes, repaired, blends well, very minor wear and soiling. 
Nicely executed 'bokashi' shading.

A nice okubi-e (close-up) portrait of a beauty in a mirror from Eisen's well-known The Pillow Library.

The designs in this enpon (a book portraying secret affairs) give a detailed explanation on the sex organs which adds an academic flavor. Enpon were not only published for men's pleasure but also to educate inexperienced young women, before marriage, to learn how to handle their future sex life.


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Eisen - Four Various Sex Toys - Sex Paraphernalia - The Pillow Library - c.1823.

Eisen - Four Various Sex Toys - Sex Paraphernalia - The Pillow Library - c.1823.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock by Inransai aka. Ikeda Eisen (1790-1848). 
Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1822/23. Size: 8 1/4" x 5" inches. 
Series:' Makura Bunko (The Pillow Library)'. Fine impression, very good color and condition. 
Some very tiny holes, repaired, blends well, very minor wear and soiling. 
Nicely executed 'bokashi' shading.

An erotic print depicting a kujiri (upper left), a rin no wa (upper right), a nigozuiki (below left) and below right an azumagata (an imitation vulva).

The designs in this enpon (a book portraying secret affairs) give a detailed explanation on the sex organs which adds an academic flavor. Enpon were not only published for men's pleasure but also to educate inexperienced young women, before marriage, to learn how to handle their future sex life.


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Eisen - Sex Toys - Sex Paraphernalia - The Pillow Library - c.1823.

Eisen - Sex Toys - Sex Paraphernalia - The Pillow Library - c.1823.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock by Inransai aka. Ikeda Eisen (1790-1848). 
Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1822/23. Size: 8 1/4" x 5" inches. 
Series:' Makura Bunko (The Pillow Library)'. Fine impression, very good color and condition. 
Some very tiny holes, repaired, blends well, very minor wear and soiling. 
Nicely executed 'bokashi' shading.

An erotic print depicting a kabutokaki (upper left), a rin no tama (upper right), a dokata (below left) and a ring called namako no wa (below right).

The designs in this enpon (a book portraying secret affairs) give a detailed explanation on the sex organs which adds an academic flavor. Enpon were not only published for men's pleasure but also to educate inexperienced young women, before marriage, to learn how to handle their future sex life.


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Eisen - A Double Phallus - Harigata (Dildo) - The Pillow Library - c.1823.

Eisen - A Double Phallus - Harigata (Dildo) - The Pillow Library - c.1823.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock by Inransai aka. Ikeda Eisen (1790-1848). 
Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1822/23. Size: 8 1/4" x 5" inches.
Series:' Makura Bunko (The Pillow Library)'. Fine impression, very good color and condition. 
Some very tiny holes, repaired, blends well, very minor wear and soiling. 
Nicely executed 'bokashi' shading.

A wonderful erotic print depicting a double phallus called tagaigata (left) and a harigata (right). 
Both dildo's are made out of tortoiseshell.

The designs in this enpon (a book portraying secret affairs) give a detailed explanation on the sex organs which adds an academic flavor. Enpon were not only published for men's pleasure but also to educate inexperienced young women, before marriage, to learn how to handle their future sex life.

On this series and sexual enhancers: "...The exact ingredients of Yotsumeya's chõmeigan (a sexual aphrodesiac - red) were apparently a well-guarded secret. However, the first volume of (Keichu kibun) makura bunko ([Remarkable Stories] The Pillow Library, 1822), a kind of illustrated encyclopaedia on sex and sexual attributes with illustrations by Eisen and text by Tamenaga Shunsui (1790-1843), provides a recipe for this ointment". (M. Winkel)

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Eisen - Four Penis Close-Ups - The Pillow Library - c.1823.

Eisen - Four Penis Close-Ups - The Pillow Library - c.1823.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock by Inransai aka. Ikeda Eisen (1790-1848). 
Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1822/23. Size: 8 1/4" x 5" inches. 
Series:
' Makura Bunko (Pillow Library)'. Fine impression, very good color and condition. 
Some very tiny holes, repaired, blends well, very minor wear and soiling. 
Nicely executed 'bokashi' shading.

An anatomical close-up print divided in four sections depicting various erected male genitals with additional descriptions from Eisen's well-known sex manual series.

The designs in this enpon (a book portraying secret affairs) give a detailed explanation on the sex organs which adds an academic flavor. Enpon were not only published for men's pleasure but also to educate inexperienced young women, before marriage, to learn how to handle their future sex life.


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Eisen - Anatomical Close-Up - Erected Penis - The Pillow Library - c.1823.

Eisen - Anatomical Close-Up - Erected Penis - The Pillow Library - c.1823.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock by Inransai aka. Ikeda Eisen (1790-1848). 
Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1822/23. Size: 8 1/4" x 5" inches. 
Series:
' Makura Bunko' (Pillow Library). Fine impression, very good color and condition. 
Some very tiny holes, repaired, blends well, very minor wear and soiling. 
Nicely executed 'bokashi' shading.

A wonderful erotic print depicting an anatomical close-up of an erected penis from Eisen's famous sex manual series.

The designs in this enpon (a book portraying secret affairs) give a detailed explanation on the sex organs which adds an academic flavor. Enpon were not only published for men's pleasure but also to educate inexperienced young women, before marriage, to learn how to handle their future sex life.


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Eisen - Penis Penetration Close-Up - The Pillow Library - c.1823.

Eisen - Penis Penetration Close-Up - The Pillow Library - c.1823.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock by Inransai aka. Ikeda Eisen (1790-1848). 
Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1822/23. Size: 8 1/4" x 5" inches. 
Series:' Makura Bunko (The Pillow Library)'. Fine impression, very good color and condition. 
Some very tiny holes, blends well, very minor wear and soiling. Nicely executed 'bokashi' shading.

A magnificently detailed penetration close-up print from Eisen's well-known sex manual series.

The designs in this enpon (a book portraying secret affairs) give a detailed explanation on the sex organs which adds an academic flavor. Enpon were not only published for men's pleasure but also to educate inexperienced young women, before marriage, to learn how to handle their future sex life.


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Eisen - Four Vagina Close-Ups - The Pillow Library - c.1823.

Eisen - Four Vagina Close-Ups - The Pillow Library - c.1823.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock by Inransai aka. Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). 
Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1822/23. Size: 8 1/4" x 5" inches. 
Series:' Makura Bunko
(Pillow Library)'. Fine impression, very good color and condition. 
Some very tiny holes, repaired, blends well, very minor wear and soiling. 
Nicely executed 'bokashi' shading.

An anatomical close-up print divided in four sections depicting various female genitals with additional descriptions from Eisen's well-known sex manual series.

The designs in this enpon (a book portraying secret affairs) give a detailed explanation on the sex organs which adds an academic flavor. Enpon were not only published for men's pleasure but also to educate inexperienced young women, before marriage, to learn how to handle their future sex life.


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Eisen - Anatomical Close-Up Vagina - The Pillow Library - c.1823.

Eisen - Anatomical Close-Up Vagina - The Pillow Library - c.1823.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock by Inransai aka. Ikeda Eisen (1790-1848). 
Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1822/23. Size: 8 1/4" x 5" inches. 
Series:' Makura Bunko
(Pillow Library)'. Fine impression, very good color and condition. 
Some very tiny holes, repaired, blends well, very minor wear and soiling. 
Nicely executed 'bokashi' shading.

A detailed erotic print depicting an anatomical close-up of a vagina from Eisen's famous sex manual series.

The designs in this enpon (a book portraying secret affairs) give a detailed explanation on the sex organs which adds an academic flavor. Enpon were not only published for men's pleasure but also to educate inexperienced young women, before marriage, to learn how to handle their future sex life.


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Eisen - Comic Close-up Coitus - Uterus - The Pillow Library - c.1823.

Eisen - Comic Close-up Coitus - Uterus - The Pillow Library - c.1823.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock by Inransai aka. Ikeda Eisen (1790-1848). 
Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1822/23. Size: 8 1/4" x 5" inches. 
Series:
' Makura Bunko(Pillow Library)'. Fine impression, very good color and condition. 
Some very tiny holes, repaired, blends well, very minor wear and soiling. 
Nicely executed 'bokashi' shading.

A detailed erotic print divided in two seperate scenes of anatomical close-ups from Eisen's well-known sex manual series. The left design portrays a developing embryo who encounters an ejaculating penis within the uterus.

The designs in this enpon (a book portraying secret affairs) give a detailed explanation on the sex organs which adds an academic flavor. Enpon were not only published for men's pleasure but also to educate inexperienced young women, before marriage, to learn how to handle their future sex life.


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Eisen - Sex During Pregnancy - Comical Penetration Close-up - The Pillow Library - c.1823.

Eisen - Sex During Pregnancy - Comical Penetration Close-up - The Pillow Library - c.1823.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock by Inransai aka. Ikeda Eisen (1790-1848). 
Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1822/23. Size: 8 1/4" x 5" inches. 
Series:
' Makura Bunko(Pillow Library)'. Fine impression, very good color and condition. 
Some very tiny holes, repaired, blends well, very minor wear and soiling. 
Nicely executed 'bokashi' shading.

A detailed erotic print divided in two seperate scenes of anatomical close-ups from Eisen's well-known sex manual series. Look for the funny detail on the right design depicting fingers that tickle the fetus' little feet.

The designs in this enpon (a book portraying secret affairs) give a detailed explanation on the sex organs which adds an academic flavor. Enpon were not only published for men's pleasure but also to educate inexperienced young women, before marriage, to learn how to handle their future sex life.


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Eisen - Night And Day - In The Clouds - The Pillow Library - c.1823.

Eisen - Night And Day - In The Clouds - The Pillow Library - c.1823.

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Antique Japanese color woodblock by Inransai aka. Ikeda Eisen (1790-1848). Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1822/23. 
Size: 9 1/2" x 8 1/2" inches. Series:' Makura Bunko
(Pillow Library)'. Fine impression, very good color and condition. 
Some very tiny holes, repaired, blends well, very minor wear and soiling. Nicely executed 'bokashi' shading.

A magnificent erotic print from Eisen's well-known sex manual series depicting two intimate couples. 
Above a fantasy nightscene with a farmer and his wife having intercourse on an umbrella. 
The two couples are divided by a cloud.

The designs in this enpon (a book portraying secret affairs) give a detailed explanation on the sex organs which adds an academic flavor. Enpon were not only published for men's pleasure but also to educate inexperienced young women, before marriage, to learn how to handle their future sex life.


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Eisen - Two Couples Divided By Smoke - The Pillow Library - c.1823.

Eisen - Two Couples Divided By Smoke - The Pillow Library - c.1823.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock by Inransai aka. Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1822/23. 
Size: 9 1/2" x 8 1/2" inches. Series:' Makura Bunko
(Pillow Library)'. Fine impression, very good color and condition. 
Some very tiny holes, repaired, blends well, very minor wear and soiling. Nicely executed 'bokashi' shading.

A striking erotic print from Eisen's famous sex manual series depicting an old and young couple making love in the open-air divided by a smoke screen.

The designs in this enpon (a book portraying secret affairs) give a detailed explanation on the sex organs which adds an academic flavor. Enpon were not only published for men's pleasure but also to educate inexperienced young women, before marriage, to learn how to handle their future sex life.


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Eisen - Mountain Gods - Watch A Wagtail - The Pillow Library - c.1823.

Eisen - Mountain Gods - Watch A Wagtail - The Pillow Library - c.1823.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock by Inransai aka. Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1822/23.
Size: 9 1/2" x 8 1/2" inches. Series:
' Makura Bunko (Pillow Library)'. Title: 'Gods on the Floating Bridge of Heaven Watch
a Wagtail
'. Fine impression, very good color and condition. Some very tiny holes, repaired, blends well, very minor wear
and soiling. Nicely executed 'bokashi' shading.

References: p.265 (Ill.134) in 'Sex and the Floating World: Erotic Images in Japan 1700-1820' by T. Screech.

On this design:
"...Eisen suggested this at the front of his massive pornographic compilation, the Pillow Library (Makuro Bunko), where the gods clasp each other on the bank of clouds, wagtail already to the left as Izanagi points his spear (Ill.134); two elemental peaks called Male Mountain and Female Mountain rise behind".

The designs in this enpon (a book portraying secret affairs) give a detailed explanation on the sex organs which adds an academic flavor. Enpon were not only published for men's pleasure but also to educate inexperienced young women, who were about to be married, to learn how to handle their future sex life.

A fantastic erotic print from Eisen's well-known sex manual series.


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Famous Eisen - Conception By The South Wind - The Pillow Library - c.1823.

Famous Eisen - Conception By The South Wind - The Pillow Library - c.1823.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock by Inransai aka. Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1822/23. 
Size: 9 1/2" x 8 1/2" inches. Series:' Makura Bunko
(Pillow Library)'. Title: 'Conception by the South Wind'. 
Fine impression, very good color and condition. Two very tiny holes, repaired, blends well, very minor wear and soiling. 
Nicely executed 'bokashi' shading.

References:
p.92 (Ill.110) in 'Strangers in Paradise: the Foreign Image in Japanese Art & Shunga' by R. Lane.
p. 374 (fig.12) in 'Japanese Journal of Religious Studies' in the essay: 'Demonology and Eroticism: Islands of Women in the Japanese Buddhist Imagination' by D. Max Moerman.

On this design:
"...Pictures just such a moment with one of the islanders reclining on the rocks, her robes raised and her legs parted, as she enjoys the pleasures of the southern breeze". (D. Max Moerman)

A mesmerizing design from Eisen's well-known sex manual series depicting the Conception by the South Wind, inspired by a Japanese Buddhist fantasy in which women could conceive children by exposing their genitals to the south wind.

The designs in this enpon (a book portraying secret affairs) give a detailed explanation on the sex organs which adds an academic flavor. Enpon were not only published for men's pleasure but also to educate inexperienced young women, who were about to be married, to learn how to handle their future sex life.

 


 

 

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