Touhou, Ukiyo-e Style


An anonymous artist on 2ch has turned his hand to illustrating the excessively numerous characters of Touhou in Japan’s classic “ukiyo-e” artistic style, with some quite interesting results…

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  • Anonymous commented on December 23, 2011 10:44

    I want a sumi-e touhou. that would've been more epic. nice ukiyo-e though.... More

  • ו═╣═flood══› commented on December 21, 2011 17:35

    I never thought if ever there'd be a time I'd prefer ZUN's original art. Now I know.... 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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