Pleasure and Desire: 17th - 20th c. Shunga

Pleasure and Desire: 17th - 20th c. Shunga View Works

The Ronin Gallery invites you to celebrate Valentine's Day with a collection of 18th through 20th century Japanese shunga. Literally translated as “spring pictures,” shunga is a genre of woodblock prints that depict the entire gamut of sensual pleasures. Whether your fantasy is tender and subtle or lively and explicit, these bright and dynamic prints are sure to excite your imagination. This collection includes the work of Moronobu, Harunobu, Koryusai, Utamaro, Hokusai, Eisen, Toyokuni III and Yoshitoshi Mori.
Please note that many of the images are explicit.

Artists for this exhibition

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Eisen (1790-1848)
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Eishi (1756-1829)
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Eizan (1787-1867)
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Harunobu (1724-1770)
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Hokusai (1760-1849)
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Koryusai (1735-1790)
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Kunichika (1835-1900)
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Kunisada (AKA Toyokuni III, 1786-1864)
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Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
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Masanobu (c. 1686-1764)
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Moronobu (1618-1694)
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Toyokuni III (AKA Kunisada, 1786-1864)
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Mori, Yoshitoshi (1898-1992)
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Utamaro (1753-1806)
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Shigenobu (1787-1832)
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Hokuba, Teisai (1771-1844)
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