Karen. Age: 32.
We show you a fine selection of erotic pictures from the 18th, 19th and early 20th century made in Japan and China. They are also called makura-e, "pillow pictures" presumably the original term or higa, "secret pictures". All offered erotic pictures are guaranteed to be the original paintings or prints, published at or about c the date given.
Rosa. Age: 21.
An exhilarating new exhibition at the British Museum features over works of Japanese erotic art. But is it art, or pornography? Alastair Sooke investigates.
Fatima. Age: 22.
Sex, Scandal, and Allure: The Erotic Art of Shun-ga from Edo to Early Modern Japan
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The history of Japanese erotic art truly is an interesting one. Born in an open-minded culture, it is rich just as it is kinky and bizarrefrom curious traditions to the famous Shunga paintings. In fact, it were the Shunga that had major success as artworks for pleasure and are still one of the most fascinating aspects of Japanese erotic art, with all their themes, meanings, uses and even legacy.