Shunga: Sex in Japanese Art That Still Shocks the World

Old Japanese erotica is hedonistic, obscene, and exceptional

Shunga: Sex in Japanese Art — “The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife”, Hokusai

We’ve all seen a penis or two in classical art. But shunga? Oversized genitals, pink, brown, and hairy pulsate from the paintings. Drawn with incredible detail, they look almost real… Except they are sometimes as big as the characters’ heads. Portrayed people are in…



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Maria Milojković, MA

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