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shungaisart - 1828 - Kunisada - Gay Shunga - Japanese woodblock print - Nanshoku - onnagata

1828 - Kunisada - Gay Shunga - Nanshoku

SKU : mis3921

Authentic Edo period original, c.1828, Japanese shunga erotic art woodblock print by Kunisada Utagawa (1786-1865).  From his shunga series, Chochidori (Butterflies and Plovers).  Shunga picture measures 28 cm x 22 cm.  Very good colors and impressions.  Condition is decent+/good with some wear and soiling, wormage.  No backing.  Please see and judge from photos. 


A very rare shunga scene depicting two men having anal intercourse.   On top is what appears to be an older monk who is penetrating a younger male onnagata (kabuki actors who played female roles).  


For more information on homosexuality during feudal era Japan and the concurrent evolution of nanshoku please click here.



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