Shijūhatte, “The 48 Positions,” Moe Style


The collection of 48 sexual positions known as the Shijūhatte (四十八手), loosely “the 48 hands,” and sometimes rather bombastically called the “the Japanese Kama Sutra,” originates in the erotic shunga prints popular during the Tokugawa period, and is seen above brought up-to-date in modern “super-deformed” moe style.

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  • Anonymous commented on April 17, 2014 14:45

    who is the artist for the moe version?... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 23, 2011 08:01

    That is conescending. You should have included the information in the article and answered the guy.... More

Shunga Gallery I

Shunga Gallery I

Coming upon much more 春画 / shunga, the Japansese erotic art of antiquity prone to make the contemporary stuff look tame, I though it time to make a few galleries of them, in addition to the earlier gallery. I should furnish you with a warning before you proceed – some of these images frankly put /d/ to shame in strangeness, and I reproduce uncritically as historical art illustrations which might otherwise be considered in less than exemplary taste.

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  • Anonymous commented on August 12, 2011 08:48

    I guess mother Russia really took it in that ass in that conflict! LOL!... More

  • Anonymous commented on January 11, 2010 01:15

    As a matter of fact, Japanese society for the most part was very liberal all along. The Westernization period was the only exception after the induction of Western values.... More

Ancient Erotic Manga

Japan has a long and glorious history of erotic art, 春画 / Shunga, the predecessor to modern manga in the ukiyoe

Did you think tentacle porn was a recent development? Or, for that matter, erotic manga? Not at all, as Japan possesses a long and glorious history of erotic art going back centuries (as in fact do most cultures), called 春画 / Shunga, which flourished particularly during the reign of the Tokugawa Shogunate.

I came accross an interesting representative sample, and some of the themes may be familiar to you, though some are perhaps more bizarre than contemporary works (unless you spend much time on /d/, in which case these subjects will all be familiar to you). There is even an illustration of someone using an ancient dakimakura. I am mirroring most of the images below, though I leave the illustration of man and his faithful companion as a dubious incentive to visit the originating site, if you dare.

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  • Elizebeth commented on July 2, 2012 10:41

    Ahh! Everything was so hairy!... More

  • Lelouch_Lemperouge commented on June 16, 2011 10:32

    wow! epic!... More


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