The World of Senju Shungathe erotic in words and images
The Edo period form of erotic Japanese art called Shunga (Jap. "spring pictures") was something I was vaguely familiar with through my daily studies of Ukiyo-e and other Japanese arts in my profession as a traditional Japanese style tattoo artist. After 10...read more
I have the pleasurable experience of being interviewed and published on the French version of KONBINI, so if you are at all interested please click here The interview is in French so for anyone not fluent in the language please us google translate and you will...read more
The erotic, as in my Shunga paintings, is an endless hall of mirrors, each showing little secrets of what our hearts desires. The most intense feeling of being here and now, of actually existing, is the sensation of being touched and oneself exploring the...read more
The moon has always held me ransom to melancholy or sadness. Most of the time it's simply a breath of the past. A memory of some emotion felt before, recorded in the distant past of my historic heart. I ache. Long. I don't know really for what....read more
In the "Hasu" painting the woman's shaved head would perhaps suggest that she is some sort of buddhist nun. At least a bit holy or enlightened or at least getting there sooner than later. Yet she reveals herself to us rubbing her pussy against a lotus bud. Obviously...read more
Shunga is here and now. Even though commonly regarded as an artform of days gone by, exploring its spirit and history has provided me with a tool with which to resist the hollowing of heart that seems to be the disease that we as humans suffer the most from. The line...read more
My Shunga print of Benten Kozo depicts the lead character in the famous Kabuki drama "Aoto Zoshi Hana no Nishikie". He is an outlaw in late Edo period Tokyo (then called Edo) and in the most famous act of the play he is disguised as a woman in order to stage an...read more
Shunga and the erotic keeps me warm inside. As the month of april has passed easter the wind is still carrying frost up here in the north of Sweden I am revealing a completely new work. "Kikubatake" is in reality a new version of a painting I did about two years ago...read more
I am currently exploring the path of being an artist in its full sense of the word, and I am enjoying every moment! After 26 years of tattooing the world of my art is finally coming into full bloom. What a tremendous joy to create freely and without any other...read more
Kabuki Shunga is a match made in heaven. To be honest I am surprised at myself for not seriously pursuing this avenue of erotic narrative earlier. Perhaps it was my 16 years as a tattooer of traditional Japanese designs that kept me from seeing the obvious,...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