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Shunga - Erotic Art in Japan

Shunga - Erotic Art in Japan


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Shunga - Erotic Art in Japan


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Shunga - Erotic Art in Japan
175 pages
Color photos
Hard cover
25 x 25 cm
1,118 kg
English

The erotic encounters depicted in shunga reflect multiple perspectives--male, female, heterosexual, and same-sex. There is a particular emphasis on sexual situations in everyday life: a wife catches her husband seducing a maid, a couple is spied on by a curious servant, and mice start copulating in imitation of the humans. Japanese erotic art was characterized by exaggeration and fantasy and, as one verse-writer warns, "The foolish couple copy shunga and pull a muscle." Shunga examines this underexplored area of Japanese culture and is fully illustrated with fascinating images from the rich collections of the British Museum, many of which have never been published before.