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Shunga - Erotic ( Art ) - Japan

Antique  Shunga  Woodblock

Suzuki Harunobu.

Suzuki Harunobu.

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Utagawa School ( c.1850 )Utagawa School - c.1850. -  Shunga p2006 ~ p2013

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Utagawa Kuniyoshi  歌川 国芳 ( 1797 ~ 1861 )Utagawa Kuniyoshi ( 1797-1861 )

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Utagawa Toyokuni  歌川豐國 ( 1769 ~ 1825 )Utagawa Toyokuni - ( 1769-1825 )

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Very Rare Antique Chinese Erotic Reverse Glass Painting – c.1850.

Very Rare Antique Chinese Erotic Reverse Glass Painting – c.1850.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese erotic reverse glass painting by an anonynous artist (unsigned like all Chinese erotica).
Size: ca. 4 2/3” x 6 2/3” inches (without frame). ca. 5 2/3” x 7 2/5” inches (incl. frame). 
Very good state. Some minor loss of pigment.

A very nice piece of authentic Chinese painting made in the refined old school manner. Look for the subtle facial expressions , the transparant colors and the poetic atmosphere in which this threesome takes place. Such details are absent in later 19th Century works that are more focused on the decorative and physical (larger genitalia and more pronounced breasts) aspects. There’s also more attention to gratuitous effect in the later erotic paintings and they lack the refinement of the older pieces. In ancient China especially the very small feet of the young females were beloved by Chinese men and bare feet are very seldomly depicted.

In a lot of cases the erotic paintings and drawings, and the much rarer reverse glass paintings like this this one, were often used as an educational tool for newly weds.


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Very Rare Antique Chinese Erotic Reverse Glass Painting – c.1850.

Very Rare Antique Chinese Erotic Reverse Glass Painting – c.1850.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese erotic reverse glass painting by an anonynous artist (unsigned like all Chinese erotica).
Size: diameter ca. 4 2/5” inches. ca. 8” x 7” inches (incl. frame). Very good state. Some minor loss of pigment.

A lovely tender erotic scene with three young participants involved in a love-play. 
In this case the (coveted) foot of the girl who is semi-nude is hidden underneath her robe. 
The frame adds a voyeuristic effect.

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A very rare and nice piece of Chinese erotica!


 p1980 ~p1986          Contact Info >

Katsushika Hokusai  葛飾北斎 ( 1760 ~ 1849 )Hokusai School ( 1760-1849 )

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Katsushika Hokusai  葛飾北斎 ( 1760 ~ 1849 )

Hokusai Katsushika ( 1760-1849 )

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Keisai Eisen  渓斎 英泉  ( 1740 ~ 1848 )

Keisai Eisen ( 1740 - 1848 )

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Utagawa Kunisada  歌川 国貞  ( 1786 ~ 1864 )

Utagawa Kunisada ( 1786-1864 )

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Shunga - Kunisada - Ohaguro - Black Teeth - c.1840.

Shunga - Kunisada - Ohaguro - Black Teeth - c.1840.

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Description:

Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (lit. Spring picture). 
Date: c.1840. Tobira-e size: 7" x 9 2/3" inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition. 
Some very tiny binding holes. Minor wear and soiling otherwise superb state. 
Excellent use of metallic pigment.

A highy detailed close-up portrait of an oiran (high-class courtesan). 
A striking detail are the blackened teeth ( see below! ).

During the Edo period, ohaguro, or teeth blackening, was a common practice amongst married woman as a symbol of marital fidelity, with a young bride collecting the ingredients from seven close friends and relatives and dyeing her teeth for the time just prior to her wedding.

It was also practiced in the Yoshiwara pleasure quarters, where an apprentice courtesan would receive the ingredients from seven friends and dye her teeth for the first time when she was on the verge of making her debut and accepting her first customer.


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Utagawa Kuniyoshi ( 1797 ~ 1861 )Shunga - Kuniyoshi - Lesbian - Dildo Party - c.1840.

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Classic Kunisada - Four Seasons Series - Tattooed Ruffian - Suikoden Heroes - c.1827.

Classic Kunisada - Four Seasons Series - Tattooed Ruffian - Suikoden Heroes - c.1827.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1827. 
Obon size: 13 1/3" x 10" inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition. 
Series: Prospects for the Four Seasons (Shunka shuto shiki no nagame). 
Two very tiny (professionally backed) wormholes, minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws.

These pages come from an exquisitely printed and expensive erotic picture book, which was probably commisioned by a wealthy merchant at the time. The best carvers working in Ukiyo-e at the time were hired for the job and the prints were added with numerous gauffrage and metallic pigment details.

A marvellous erotic scene with an intimate couple distracted by a skein of geese passing in the background. The man is naked except for his red loincloth, allowing us a good view of the splendid tattoo on his back featuring one of the heroes of the Suikoden subduing an adversary. Pasted on the wall behind the couple are two woodblock prints, one of them showing the famous Kabuki actor Matsumoto Koshiro V on a print published by Takenouchi Magohachi.

"A scene of vigorous love-making by a working-class married couple. The man is tattooed with scenes from the famous saga of the 108 heroes of the Suikoden (The Water Margin). Originally a Chinese hero tale, the Suikoden was popularized in Japan with the novel Shinpen Suikogaden (New Illustrated Edition of the Suikoden), written by Takizawa (Kyokutei) Bakin (1767-1848) and illustrated by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). The ninety volumes appeared in serialized form from 1805 to 1838. In this composition two actor prints decorate the wall". (Excerpt from 'Japanese Erotic Fantasies' by C. Uhlenbeck)

References:   p.132 (Illust.67) in Japan Tattoo, Tattoos in Japanese Prints (Andon 87) published by Society for Japanese Arts
p.130 (Illust.125) in Shunga, the Erotic Art of Japan by Marco Fagioli
p.191 (Illus.72c) in Japanese Erotic Fantasies by Chris Uhlenbeck

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One of Kunisada most famous shunga pieces !


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Kunisada - Four Seasons Series - Nipple Sucking - c.1827.

Kunisada - Four Seasons Series - Nipple Sucking - c.1827.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1827. 
Obon size: 13 1/2" x 10" inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition. Series: Prospects for the 
Four Seasons
(Shunka shuto shiki no nagame). Some very minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws.

These pages come from an exquisitely printed and expensive erotic picture book, which was probably 
commisioned by a wealthy merchant at the time. The best carvers working in Ukiyo-e at the time were hired 
for the job and the prints were added with numerous gauffrage and metallic pigment details.

A delightful sensual piece from Kunisada's acclaimed masterpiece series The Four Seasons featuring a 
couple in an intimate embrace with the man gently sucking one of his wife's nipples.

Reference: p.130 (Illust.126) in Shunga, the Erotic Art of Japan by Marco Fagioli.

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Superb Close-Up Shunga Taped Penis - Kyosai - c.1860.

Superb Close-Up Shunga Taped Penis - Kyosai - c.1860.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock by Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889). Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1860s. 
Size: 4 3/4" x 7" inches. Very good impression, color and condition. Some very tiny binding holes. 
Very minor soiling, marks and flaws.

A wonderful close-up design of a taped penis.  In Japanese this is called 'higozuiki ' and this erotic 
application was used for sexual enhancement.  The taped penis is also a subject in print P1935.


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Rare Shunga - Naughty Cat - Kyosai - c.1860.

Rare Shunga - Naughty Cat - Kyosai - c.1860.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock by Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889). Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1860s. 
Size: 9 1/2" x 7" inches. Very good impression, color and condition. Some very tiny binding holes. 
Very minor soiling, marks and flaws.

A hilarious shunga design featuring three different scenes. The above (left and right panel) displays a man sticking his erected penis into a hole in the wall while on the other side of the wall an amused woman arouses a cat who is about to attack the man's private parts (a typical stylistic detail of Kyosai).

Below (left) a couple have an unexpected inconvenience with loosened penis tape ('higozuiki '). In the image on the right panel a woman is stroking the penis of her perplexed husband.

An excellent example of Kyosai's comical genius!

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Well Known Shunga - Kunisada - Mosquito Net - Insatiable Lust - c.1850.

Well Known Shunga - Kunisada - Mosquito Net - Insatiable Lust - c.1850.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1850. 
Size: 10 1/2" x 8 1/2" inches. Fine impression, color and condition. Very thinly backed (ink bleed through visible!), 
very minor marks and flaws only.

A woman is reading a shungabook for sensual inspiration while the man is cleaning his genitals. The number of used paper tissues scattered around indicates which stage of the sexual act they are and emphasizes, at the same time, the insatiable never-ending desire and length of the act.

The mosquito sitting on the net on the outside is an amusing detail.

Reference:  
p.103 (Ill.32) Chapter ' The Meaning of Background and Peripheral Images' in 'Encyclopedia of Japanese Erotic Art: Shunga, Volume I' by Ofer Shagan.


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Shunga - Rare Homo-Erotic Design - Gay - Meiji Period - c.1890.

Shunga - Rare Homo-Erotic Design - Gay - Meiji Period - c.1890.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock by an unknown Meiji artist. Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1890. 
Size: 8 3/4" x 6 1/2" inches. Fine impression, color and condition. Backed with stiffed paper, minor marks and flaws.
Wonderful use of 'bokashi'-shading.

An older man is making love to a younger male lover underneath a blanket.

Homo-erotic designs in shunga are seldomly seen in the Meiji period !

Click here for articles on > Lesbian and homosexual sex in shunga and here for > Ten Homo-erotic shunga designs


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Shunga - Utagawa School - Woman With Dildo - c.1850.

Shunga - Utagawa School - Woman With Dildo - c.1850.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock by a pupil of the Utagawa school. Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1850. 
Size: 6 1/2" x 4 1/4" inches. Fine impression, color and condition. Very slightly trimmed, minor marks and 
flaws. Wonderful use of gauffrage and metallic pigment details.

A rare design featuring a young courtesan in an ecstatic pose while using a harigata (dildo). Underneath her head lays a shungabook which she used for inspiration.


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Shunga - Ikeda Terukata - After Eiri - Meiji Period - c.1899.

Shunga - Ikeda Terukata - After Eiri - Meiji Period - c.1899.

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Antique Japanese color woodblock by Ikeda Terukata (1883-1921). Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1899. 
Size: 13 1/5" x 9 1/2" inches. Fine impression, color and condition. Very slight centerfold, minor marks and 
flaws. Wonderful use of gauffrage and 'bokashi'-shading.

A magnificent image depicting two lesbian lovers. A design heavily influenced by Eiri's shunga masterwork 'Models of Caligraphy'.

Terukata was part of a shift in artist attitudes towards shunga during the westernization of Japan at the end of the 19th century. Terukata and his peers rejected the classic depictions of the Yoshiwara seen in earlier shunga and embraced shunga "as a representation of exotized 'Bohemian Parisian culture'. These artists designed a number of albums that have no relationship to the Yoshiwara, include no text within the images and resemble earlier shunga only in the use of the orihon format." (p.217 'Japanese Erotic Fantasies' by C. Uhlenbeck and M. Winkel)

On the recent art market Terukata's shunga prints are increasingly sought after by collectors.

Click here for more info on > Eiri's design.


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Shunga - After Hokusai - Meiji Period - c.1890.

Shunga - After Hokusai - Meiji Period - c.1890.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock by an unknown Meiji artist. Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1890. 
Aiban yoko-e size: 13 1/3" x 9 3/4" inches. Series: 'Kuni no sakae'. Fine impression, color and condition. 
Very slight centerfold, minor marks and flaws. Wonderful use of gauffrage and bokashi shading.

In the book 'Shunga, the Erotic Art of Japan' Marco Fagioli describes this series as follows: "These shunga are taken from the album 'Kuni no sakae', dating from around 1890 but still unattributable to any noted artist. The prints of this album (twelve aiban yoko-e, plus a tobira-e) are inspired by those of the book 'Manpuku wago-jin' illustrated by Hokusai in 1821; every one of these is the result of an operation of montage: for each one of his plates, the anonymous artist has reunited the subjects of various shunga of Hokusai's book making of them orgiastic scenes".

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Utamaro Kitagawa - 1750 ~1806

Utamaro Kitagawa - 1750-1806

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Oban Shunga - Utamaro - Under The Blanket - c.1800.

Oban Shunga - Utamaro - Under The Blanket - c.1800.

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Antique Japanese color woodblock by Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806). Shunga (Erotic print). 
Date: c.1800. Oban size (approx.): 15 1/5" x 10" inches. Very good impression, color and condition.
Centerfold, thin backing (out of precaution), a couple of tiny thinning spots, very minor soiling, marks and
flaws.Fresh colors for a print of this period with the fugitive blue still in tact and with nice use of gauffrage
and metallic pigment details. Full size.

A woman is holding her lover while he is penetrating her from underneath a blanket.


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Oban Shunga - Utamaro - Kissing Couple - c.1800,

Oban Shunga - Utamaro - Kissing Couple - c.1800,

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Antique Japanese color woodblock by Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806). Shunga (Erotic print). 
Date: c.1800.Oban size (approx.): 14 3/4" x 10" inches. Very good impression, color and condition. 
Centerfold, thin backing (out of precaution), a couple of tiny thinning spots, very minor soiling, marks and
flaws. Fresh colors for a print of this period with the fugitive blue still in tact and with nice use of gauffrage
and metallic pigment details. Virtually full size.

A married couple are kissing each other while having intercourse. Behind the woman's back lays an 
opened shungabook which was used as inspiration to enhance their love-play.


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Oban Shunga - Utamaro - Tobacco Pipe - c.1800.

Oban Shunga - Utamaro - Tobacco Pipe - c.1800.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock by Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806). Shunga (Erotic print). 
Date: c.1800. Oban size (approx.): 15 1/5" x 10" inches. Very good impression, color and condition.
Centerfold, thin backing (out of precaution), a couple of tiny thinning spots, very minor soiling, marks and 
flaws.Fresh colors for a print of this period with the fugitive blue still in tact and with nice use of gauffrage 
and metallic pigment details. Full size.

A woman is disturbed by her man while she was reading a book and smoking a pipe.

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Utagawa Kunisada - Eleven Sex Couples - Orgy On The Quay - c.1850. 

Utagawa Kunisada - Eleven Sex Couples - Orgy On The Quay - c.1850.

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Antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Erotic print). 
Date: c.1850. Size: 11" x 8 2/3" inches. Fine impression, color and condition. 
Very minor marks and flaws otherwise in a magnificent state.

An unusual shunga scene portraying a large orgy with numerous sexual activities on the quay.

A humourous and very detailed design !


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Utagawa Kunisada - Whipping - c.1850.

Utagawa Kunisada - Whipping - c.1850.

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Antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Erotic print). 
Date: c.1850. Size: 5 3/4" x 8 1/10" inches. Fine impression, color and condition. 
Very minor marks and flaws otherwise in a magnificent state.

A comical design portraying an aristicratic man 'punishing' a woman with a whip.


Alle hieronder ook op pag 11. 

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Koikowa Shozan - c.1870 - Lesbian Liaison - Shunga.

Koikowa Shozan - c.1870. Lesbian Liaison - Shunga.

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Description:

Antique erotic Japanese woodblock print by Koikowa Shozan (1821-1907). Date: c.1870.  
Very good impression (with gauffrage, burnishing and metallic pigments), color and very 
good condition. Size: 8" x 5 2/3" inches. Very minor marks and flaws.

Depiction of two women who are flirting with each other.


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Koikowa Shozan - Shunga Album - Meiji Period - c.1870.

Koikowa Shozan - Shunga Album - Meiji Period - c.1870.

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Description:

Antique erotic Japanese woodblock album by Koikowa Shozan (1821-1907). Date: c.1870. 
Book size (closed): 5 3/4" x  8 1/2" inches. The book has 5 double page color illustrations, 
5 double page b & w illustrations, 2 single color illustrations and 1 hidden 4 sheet fold-out color 
illustration.Fine impressions (with gauffrage, burnishing and metallic pigments), color and very good 
condition. Very minor wear and soiling, minor marks and flaws.

A nice Meiji period shunga album with great scenes of intimate couples in various settings.


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Utagawa School - Gay Anal - c.1860 - Rare Homo-erotic Shunga.

Utagawa School - Gay Anal - c.1860. Rare Homo-erotic Shunga.

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Description:

Antique erotic Japanese woodblock print by Utagawa School. Date: c.1860. Size: 6 1/3" x  4 1/3" inches. 
Very good impression, color and condition. Very minor soiling and wear, barely noticeable folding evidence, 
minor marks and flaws.

A young boy penetrated by an adult man. 

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Meiji Shunga - Pedophelia - Young Girl - 1860s - Anonymous.

Meiji Shunga - Pedophelia. Young Girl - 1860s - Anonymous.

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Description:

Antique erotic Japanese woodblock print by Anonymous. Date: Early Meiji period (1860s).
Size: 6 1/2" x 4 1/4" inches. Fine impression (with gauffrage), color and near fine condition.
One tiny hole (in the sleeve of the man) otherwise excellent condition.

Provocative depiction of a brothel customer with pedophelic tendencies. Look for the shocking 
reaction of the courtesan sitting next to the man. The young girl who's being touched by the 
older man is a kamuro who were young servants to the older courtesans. 
They were sold to a brothel at the age of 5.

Shunga designs depicting these kind of themes are quite rare !  

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Utagawa Kunisada – Freak Show – c.1842.

Utagawa Kunimaro - c.1850 - Shunga. Freak Show.
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Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). 
Shunga
(Erotic picture). Date: c.1842. Size: 9 2/3” x 5 3/4” inches. Series: ‘Shiki no sugatami’.
Fine impression (with metallic pigments), color and near fine condition.
Very minor wear and soiling, very small thinning area below right corner, minor marks and flaws.


Amusing erotic scene of a freak show in which a woman reveals her physical curiosity.
Look for the bewildered expression on one of the beholders' face and for the playbill (half visible) 
in the background !   (sp19 - 21)

Very rare !


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Shozan - c.1850 - Couple - Shunga.

Shozan - c.1850. Couple - Shunga.

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Antique erotic Japanese color woodblock Koikawa Shozan (1821-1907). Date: c.1850.
Very good impression (with use of gauffrage, burnishing  and metallic pigments), 
color and condition. Size: 7" x 4 3/4" inches. Some very small holes (margin only) 
otherwise very good state.


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Shozan -  c.1850 - Peeking Woman - Shunga.

Shozan - c.1850. Peeking Woman - Shunga.

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Antique erotic Japanese color woodblock Koikawa Shozan (1821-1907). Date: c.1850. 
Excellent impression (with use of gauffrage, burnishing  and metallic pigments), 
color and condition. Size: 7" x 4 2/3" inches. Flawless state.

A woman is peeking, from behind a folding screen, on a couple having intercourse 
in the other room.


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Shozan -  c.1850 - Arousal - Shunga.

Shozan - c.1850. Arousal - Shunga.

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Description:

Antique erotic Japanese color woodblock Koikawa Shozan (1821-1907). Date: c.1850.
Excellent impression (with use of gauffrage, burnishing and metallic pigments), color and condition. 
Size: 6 3/4" x 4 1/3" inches. Flawless state.


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Shozan -  c.1850 - Latticed Windows - Shunga.

Shozan - c.1850.  Latticed Windows - Shunga.

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Description:

Antique erotic Japanese color woodblock Koikawa Shozan (1821-1907). Date: c.1850.
Excellent impression (with use of gauffrage, burnishing and metallic pigments), 
color and condition. Size: 8 1/2" x 6 3/4" inches. Flawless state.

Woman behind the latticed windows of a brothel with passersby. 

The picture illustrates throngs of people in the Yoshiwara. Interested men could look at women 
sitting in the latticed parlours and choose someone who appealed to them.


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Kunisada - Woodblock Printing-Office - c.1850 - Shunga.

 Kunisada - Woodblock Printing-Office - c.1850 - Shunga.

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Description:

Antique erotic Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). 
Date: c.1850. Size: 8 1/2" x 5 2/3" inches. Fine impression (with metallic pigments), 
color and near fine condition. Very minor soiling.

In a woodblock printing-office a woman is preparing a smoking pipe for her male lover.


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Kunisada - Musician - c.1850 - Shunga.

Kunisada - Musician - c.1850 - Shunga.

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Description:

Antique erotic Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). 
Date: c.1850. Size: 8 1/2" x 5 2/3" inches. Fine impression (with metallic pigments), 
color and near fine condition. Very minor soiling.


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Kunisada - Dragon Fountain - c.1850 - Shunga.

Kunisada - Dragon Fountain - c.1850 - Shunga.

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Description:

Antique erotic Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). Date: c.1850. 
Size: 10 1/2" x 8 1/2" inches. Fine impression (with metallic pigments), color and near 
fine condition. Very minor soiling.

Courtesan washing her hands under a dragon-shaped fountain.


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Kunisada - Relaxing Courtesans - c.1850 - Shunga.

Kunisada - Relaxing Courtesans - c.1850 - Shunga.

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Description:

Antique erotic Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). Date: c.1850. 
Size: 10 1/2" x 8 1/2" inches. Fine impression (with metallic pigments), color and near fine condition. 
Very minor soiling.

Relaxing courtesans (prostitutes) playing a card game. One of them gets a moxa treatment from an older colleague. Moxa, or young, dried mugwort, is applied while burning to a person's body as a form of medical treatment. These treatments are sometimes very painful and their effect can be compared with acupuncture. Burning moxa was also used to remove tattoos.


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Kuniyoshi - Noble Couple - c.1840 - Shunga.

Kuniyoshi - Noble Couple - c.1840 - Shunga.

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Antique erotic Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861). Date: c.1840. 
Size: 10 1/2" x 8 1/2" inches. Fine impression (with metallic pigments), very good color and condition. 
Very minor soiling and wear, minor marks and flaws.

Intimate noble couple depicted in close-up making love on a boat.


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Kuniyoshi - Phallus Audience- c.1840 - Shunga.

Kuniyoshi - Phallus Audience - c.1840 - Shunga.

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Antique erotic Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861). 
Date: c.1840. Size: 8 2/3" x 5 2/3" inches. Fine impression (with metallic pigments), 
very good color and condition. Very minor soiling and wear, small thinning areas below border, 
minor marks and flaws.

Comic scene with a musician on a stage observed by a phallus shaped audience.


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Kuniyoshi - Jumping From a Bridge - c.1840 - Shunga.

Kuniyoshi - Jumping From a Bridge - c.1840 - Shunga.

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Antique erotic Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861). Date: c.1840. 
Size: 10 1/2" x 8 1/2" inches. Fine impression (with metallic pigments), very good color and condition. 
Very minor soiling and wear, small thinning areas below border, minor marks and flaws.

Loving couple jumping from a bridge in the rain. ( A striking composition! )


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Kuniyoshi - Attacked by the Rain  - c.1840 - Shunga.

Kuniyoshi - Attacked by the Rain - c.1840 - Shunga.

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Antique erotic Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861). Date: c.1840. 
Size: 10 1/2" x 8 1/2" inches. Fine impression (with metallic pigments), very good color and condition. 
Very minor soiling and wear, small thinning areas below border, minor marks and flaws.

A man and woman are attacked by the rain in the open field.


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Kuniyoshi - On the Verandah - c.1840 - Shunga.

Kuniyoshi - On the Verandah - c.1840 - Shunga.

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Description:

Antique erotic Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861). Date: c.1840. 
Size: 10 1/2" x 8 1/2" inches. Fine impression (with metallic pigments), very good color and condition. 
Very minor soiling and wear, small thinning areas below border, minor marks and flaws.

Lovers on the verandah with in the background the traditional Japanese stringed 
musical instrument, called Koto.


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Kuniyoshi - Tombstone - Graveyard - c.1840 - Shunga.

Kuniyoshi - Tombstone - Graveyard  - c.1840 - Shunga.

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Description:

Antique erotic Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861). Date: c.1840. 
Size: 10 1/2" x 8 1/2" inches. Fine impression (with metallic pigments), very good color and condition. 
Very minor soiling and wear, small thinning areas below border, minor marks and flaws.

An ominous scene at a graveyard emphasized by the falling evening mist.


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Kuniyoshi - Samurai Carrying His Lover - c.1840 - Shunga.

Kuniyoshi - Samurai Carrying His Lover - c.1840 - Shunga

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Description:

Antique erotic Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861). Date: c.1840. 
Size: 10 1/2" x 8 1/2" inches. Fine impression (with metallic pigments), very good color and condition. 
Very minor soiling and wear, minor marks and flaws.

A samurai carries his lover to the water of a river-bank.


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Kuniyoshi - Umbrella - c.1840 - Shunga.

Kuniyoshi - Umbrella - c.1840 - Shunga.

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Description:

Antique erotic Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861). Date: c.1840. 
Size: 10 1/2" x 8 1/2" inches. Fine impression (with metallic pigments), very good color and condition. 
Very minor soiling and wear, minor marks and flaws.

A lovely scene of a couple depicted against a background of a river-bank during the afterglow.


 

 

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