The World of Senju Shungathe erotic in words and images
The Shunga book "KAGAMI" will be published by OKAASAN BOOKS, Umeå, Sweden during the first half of February 2018. Finally production work on my "KAGAMI" shunga book has begun, and I am overjoyed to see it come together. True to my heritage and my creative roots I am...read more
It is friday afternoon and we are leaving for Kyoto on monday. I hope you will all excuse me if I do not write at length about this new work and I promise I will write about soon. It will most likely be featured in OKASAAN BOOKS upcoming book "Kagami" which will...read more
The Peony Lantern (Botan Doro) is one of my erotic Shunga paintings for October, which centers around the classic ghost stories of Japan. Turning them into erotic works of art is at the same time both easy and difficult. Easy because I often equate the erotic with...read more
Ever since I discovered Yuurei-zu a long time ago I have suffered a strange fascination with the genre. It is not about death, danger, fear or the dark world where the Yuurei dwells. I am not the kind person who easily regards ghosts or even the soul to be something...read more
The cock in Shunga There has always been a great deal of surprise, giggles and astonishment surrounding the size of the male genitalia portrayed in Shunga. I remember that one of the first explanations I heard (more than 20 years ago, before I became interested in...read more
A very good Sunday morning to all of you and especially the participants in the Senju Shunga original painting contest. I was very pleased and certainly moved by the wonderful comments you left on the post. The words warmed my heart and inspired me to create more art....read more
The idea to create a Senju Shunga boxed set is something that actually popped into my head sometime during spring this year. As most of you probably have figured out by now, my love for everything Japanese know virtually no limit. Creating and crafting a box that...read more
Why a Senju shunga blog contest? As autumn is slowly covering the Swedish north in rain and burning colors of red, orange and yellow I have decided to host the first ever blog contest on SenjuShunga.com. This is part of my effort to get all of my lovely Instagram...read more
Most Shunga depicts male-female sexual acts but there are plenty of detours taken from this norm when you study this genre. There are of course male-male sex (nanshoku) as well as the female-female dito. Edo period Japan was in many ways liberated from the idiotic...read more
My Shunga painting "Gyokumon" dresses itself in the shape of a young woman gently licking the center of a peony. Her fingertips gently touches the silken petals, perhaps even parting them a little. Her warm breath embraces the flower, caresses it. The eyes are...read more
What is the idea behind my erotic art? A peek inside the mind of an artist.
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“I love the traditional Japanese art style with beautifully detailed labia and over exaggerated monster cocks. Harmlessly graphic, totally stimulating, yet each line and shape makes his work so incredibly graceful.”Reed Amber Thomas-Litman