Neo Shunga

An Introduction to Japanese Pop Erotica
Author: Cocoro Books
Publisher: Cocoro Books
ISBN: 9781932897555
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 80
View: 2871
Japan's shunga woodblock prints were originally created to advertise the facilities of the Edo-era pleasure quarters, including tea houses, restaurants and theaters, as well as the brothels. But this new art form quickly took on a life of its own, portraying every imaginable form of sexual activity from straight heterosexual acts through sodomy, bestiality and a wide range of fetishes. Today, these images of sex, many of which are grossly caricatured with outrageously proportioned genitalia, are highly sought after by collectors of art and erotica the world over. Neo Shunga, introduced here as part of the current Japanese trend of restyling traditional fashions for the 21st century, brings together in one volume some of the most fascinating images to come out of the shunga movement. These include acts of voyeurism, masturbation, menage a trios, group sex, and even bestiality with an octopus. Contains graphic sexual imagery


Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art
Author: Timothy Clark
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780714124766
Category: Art
Page: 536
View: 6852
Discover Japanese art like no other. Originally created by the artists of the ukiyo-e school of the floating world to advertise brothels in 17th-century Yoshiwara, these popular spring pictures (shunga) transcended class and gender in Japan for almost 300 years. These tender, humorous and brightly coloured pieces celebrate sexual pleasure in all its forms, culminating in the beautiful, yet graphic, work of iconic artists Utamaro, Hokusai and Kunisada. This catalogue of a major international exhibition aims to answer some key questions about what shunga is and why was it produced. Erotic Japanese art was heavily suppressed in Japan from the 1870s onwards as part of a process of cultural modernisation that imported many contemporary western moral values. Only in the last twenty years or so has it been possible to publish unexpurgated examples in Japan and this ground-breaking publication presents this fascinating art in its historical and cultural context for the first time. Within Japan, shunga has continued to influence modern forms of art, including manga, anime and Japanese tattoo art. Drawing on the latest scholarship and featuring over 400 images of works from major public and private collections, this landmark book sheds new light on this unique art form within Japanese social and cultural history. Shunga: sex and pleasure in Japanese art is published to accompany an exhibition at the British Museum from October 2013 to January 2014.

Books in Print 2009-2010

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780835250191
Category: Publishers' catalogs
Page: N.A
View: 7723

Tokyo Rock Catwalk

Visual Kei Bands Big in Japan
Author: Corcoro Books
Publisher: DH Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1932897445
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 80
View: 2062
Visual Kei refers to a Japanese pop music movement characterized by eccentric, flamboyant looks, striking make-up, unusual hair styles and elaborate costumes coupled with androgynous aesthetics. Tokyo Rock Catwalk is the first ever book to fully introduce this made-in-Japan pop culture to an overseas audience. Along with stunning full-color pinup pics and photos from some of the most exciting live performances, members of Visual Kei bands and some of their most loyal fans talk about where this phenomenon came from, how it fits into Japanese society, and how the West is waking up to this outrageous movement.

Japanese Erotic Prints

Shunga by Harunobu & Koryūsai
Author: Inge Klompmakers
Publisher: Hotei Publishing
ISBN: 9789074822374
Category: Art
Page: 160
View: 9331
This publication offers the reader a ravishing selection of erotic prints ("shunga") by the first full-color woodblock-print masters: Suzuki Harunobu (c. 1725-70) and Isoda Kory{sai (act. c. 1764-88). It is based on a private collection of prints of remarkable quality, their radiant colors perfectly preserved by the albums in which they were kept. The first volume in a popular series on erotic prints by famous Japanese woodblock-print artists, this book contains a detailed general introduction to the genre of "shunga." In addition to a description of the historical and cultural settings of the prints, it focuses in particular on the locations and interiors where the erotic action takes place.


The Art of the Japanese Doll
Author: Alan Scott Pate
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462907202
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 288
View: 4613
Ningyo: The Art of the Japanese Doll features over 250 unique photographs as well as extensive commentary and background history. Japanese dolls (ningyo) have played an important role in Japanese art and culture since its earliest stages of development, as talismanic figures, centerpieces, in elaborate festivals, medical study tools, theater distractions, decorative objects, and avidly collected art forms, as well as childhood playthings. Ningyo: The Art of the Japanese Doll is the most comprehensive book on antique Japanese dolls and figurines published in English. The book focuses on the many types of Japanese dolls: gosho: palace dolls hina: Girl's Day dolls musha: warrior dolls for the Boy's Day Festival isho: fashion dolls The principle forms of the dolls and their history, stylistic development, cultural context, and economic imperatives are discussed against the backdrop of Edo-period society and popular culture. Beautifully detailed color photographs of ningyo drawn from private collections, many of which are published here for the first time, as well as images of related materials selected from celebrated museums and temple collections, such as folding screens, woodblock prints, sculpture, painting ceramics, and textiles, help place the dolls in context. Ningyo: The Art of the Japanese Doll is a fascinating book for anyone interested in Asian doll art and doll collecting.


The Book of Japanese Armor and Weaponry
Publisher: DH Publishing
ISBN: 9781932897524
Category: Bartenders
Page: 96
View: 9597
An insider's look into the glamorous and often sordid working lives of Tokyo's bar hostesses. Tokyo's hardworking hostesses shine a mobile phone flashlight on their world, and photograph it. In interviews and their own words, these women bare all, including the money they make, the clients they serve and the revealing gowns that they don each evening.

Sex and the Floating World

Erotic Images in Japan 1700-1820 - Second Edition
Author: Timon Screech
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861894328
Category: Art
Page: 320
View: 7746
During the Edo period in eighteenth-century Japan, erotic paintings and prints known today as shunga were popular among both men and women. Yet, prior to Tim Screech’s definitive study, Sex and the Floating World, no one had attempted to situate these overtly sexual images within the contexts of the sexual, gender, or class tensions of the time. Newly revised and expanded, this second edition of Sex and the Floating World examines how and why these images were made and used. Along the way, Screech illuminates a provocative world of sexual fantasy in Edo Japan. ‘With concern, proportion, wit and a bit of levity, the author of this authoritative and invaluable contribution to scholarship has given us the book for which we have long waited.”—Japan Times “Screech provides a fascinating and informative introduction to the social and sexual habits of pre-modern Japan, copiously illustrated and full of witty anecdotes as well as solid scholarly research. The ideal bedtime read?”—Insight Japan

Sacred Sexuality

The Erotic Spirit in the World's Great Religions
Author: Georg Feuerstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1594775745
Category: Psychology
Page: 256
View: 9867
A historical, cross-cultural survey of sexuality as a sacred spiritual practice • Examines sacred sexuality in the world’s religious and mystery traditions • Explores contemporary “sexual stress syndrome” resulting from the absence of the sacred in sexual practice • Reveals how to find the sacred in the ordinary This book examines the history of sexuality as a sacramental act. In spite of our culture’s recent sexual liberalizations, sexual intimacy often remains unfulfilling. Georg Feuerstein instructs that the fulfillment we long for in our sex lives can only be attained once we have explored the spiritual depths of our erotic natures. Feuerstein delves into a wide variety of spiritual traditions--including Christianity, Judaism, goddess worship, Taoism, and Hinduism--in search of sacred truths regarding sexuality. He reveals that all of these great teachings share the hidden message that spirituality is, in essence, erotic and that sexuality is inherently spiritual. From the erotic cult of the Great Mother and the archaic ritual of hieros gamos (sacred marriage) to the institution of sacred prostitution and the erotic spirituality practiced in the mystery traditions, Feuerstein offers a wealth of historical practices and perspectives that serve as the bases for a positive sexual spirituality suited to our contemporary needs.

Japanese Erotic Art

The Hidden World of Shunga
Author: Ofer Shagan,Mark Halpern
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500291177
Category: Art
Page: 472
View: 3570
The definitive book on Japanese erotic art or shunga

Theorizing World Cinema

Author: Lucia Nagib,Chris Perriam,Rajinder Dudrah
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1848854935
Category: History
Page: 229
View: 9255
This textbook for studies in the field re-places world cinema in the cultural imagery. It also repositions world cinema in a wider discursive space than hitherto and treats it as an object of theoretical enquiry, rather than as a commercial label.

Partners in Print

Artistic Collaboration and the Ukiyo-e Market
Author: Julie Nelson Davis
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Category: Art
Page: 242
View: 8509
Four case studies give evidence of what constituted modes of collaboration among artistic producers in the period. In each case Davis explores a different configuration of collaboration: that between a teacher and a student, two painters and their publishers, a designer and a publisher, and a writer and an illustrator. Each investigates a mode of partnership through a single work: a specially commissioned print, a lavishly illustrated album, a printed handscroll, and an inexpensive illustrated novel. These case studies explore the diversity of printed things in the period ranging from expensive works made for a select circle of connoisseurs to those meant to be sold at a modest price to a large audience.

Early Modern Japan

Author: Conrad Totman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520203569
Category: History
Page: 593
View: 1516
This thoughtfully organized survey of Japan's early modern period (1568-1868) is a remarkable blend of political, economic, intellectual, literary, and cultural history. The only truly comprehensive study in English of the Tokugawa period, it also introduces a new ecological perspective, covering natural disasters, resource use, demographics, and river control.

Kame No Koh

Author: Fil Wood
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781389041273
Page: N.A
View: 7499
Traditional Japanese backpiece tattoo designs based on the Ukiyo-e masters in an irezumi style.Designed to be used as inspiration and a reference book for tattooists and tattoo collectors.


Author: Utamaro Kitagawa,Muneshige Narazaki,Sadao Kikuchi
Publisher: Kodansha America
Category: Prints, Japanese
Page: 96
View: 9898

Ryuki Mysterious Dragons

Author: Horiyoshi III
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788897845195
Category: Art
Page: N.A
View: 9428

Yokai Wonderland

More from Yumoto Koichi Collection: Supernatural Beings in Japanese Art
Author: Koichi Yumoto
Publisher: Pie International
ISBN: 9784756249739
Page: 240
View: 4315
A newly revealed collection of Japanese art featuring yokai, the monsters of Japanese folklore

The Japanese Adult Video Industry

Author: Heung-Wah Wong,Hoi-yan Yau
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134485689
Category: Social Science
Page: 246
View: 5253
Unlike many other books on pornography which concentrate on arguments about restricting or not restricting pornography, this book focuses on the production of adult videos. It outlines and examines the industrial dynamics of the industry, its strategies, technological capabilities and organisational structure. It discusses the socialisation of those who participate in the industry, the role of censorship, the nature of markets and the wider cultural impact of the industry.

Literary History of Sanskrit Buddhism

From Winternitz, Sylvain Levi, Huber
Author: J.K. Nariman
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 9788120807952
Category: Buddhist
Page: 413
View: 9581

Modern Shunga

Author: Matthew Martin
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
ISBN: 1101982705
Category: Art
Page: 32
View: 462
A hilarious, elegant and naughty send-up of Shunga, the once taboo art of Japanese erotica. In a series of 24 full-colour drawings, satirical cartoonist Matthew Martin, captures of the essence of Modern Shunga, and updates it with witty - and often unlikely - cultural and artistic references. Discreetly packaged in a postcard-sized fold-out accordion format, Modern Shunga is perfect gift for lovers of, well, high-class dirty pictures. Martin's Shunga works have been exhibited at a distinguished Sydney gallery to rave reviews and the development of a cult following.