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  Japanische Shunga Grafiken
Nähere Informationen zum Buch finden Sie bei Shunga von Harunobu und Koryûsai.
Aber Shunga dienten auch zur Sexualerziehung von jungen Frauen und Männern.
In der Praxis waren Beschränkungen in der Herstellung und Verbreitung von Shunga nie sehr streng gehandhabt worden.
www.artelino.de /articles/shunga.asp   (337 words)

  
 Scholten Japanese Art | Exhibitions | Sex in the City | Japanese Erotic Prints
Shunga flourished during the Edo period (1603-1868) and most often depicted activities within the brothels of the famed Yoshiwara district outside of Tokyo.
In fact, shunga artists tend to make the drape of the clothes the erotic element, concealing parts of the body, and leaving more to the viewer's imagination.
One of his more provocative prints is a woman holding a long lacquer smoking pipe while entangled in the robes of her lover.
www.scholten-japanese-art.com /sex.htm   (873 words)

  
 BLACK MOON - Shunga - Japanese Erotic Art
The aesthetics of shunga reflected the Japanese view of the body and sex as being part of the natural world, a world that held no concept of original sin.
There was also a tradition of feudal lords placing shunga in their helmet box whenever they had a new suit of armor made.
Shunga prints are one of the overlooked treasures of traditional Japanese fine art.
www.theblackmoon.com /Hentai/hentai.html   (843 words)

  
 Asian Art and Architecture: Art & Design 382/582
The art of the Shunga and Early Andhra periods is representative of the shravakayana phase of early Indian Buddhism, that completes the first half millennium of the Buddhist era, that the Buddha in early texts is reported to have said would be closest to the Dharma he offered.
At some time in the Shunga era a second stupa was built on the path leading up to the hill top, while the first stupa was doubled in size to about 112’ in diameter while a set of railings was built around it with openings in the four cardinal directions.
The stone casket found in the Shunga stupa down the hill (#2 at the site) was inscribed with the names of 8 of Shakyamuni’s closest deciples, and the casket found in Andhra period stupa 3 was inscribed with the names of Maudgalyayna and Sariputra, the Buddha’s two chief deciples.
www.public.iastate.edu /~tart/arth382/lecture6.html   (6462 words)

  
 Beyond Structural Adjustment
A dirt road past Shunga was cleared in the 1950s using corvee labor conscripted by the chiefs to facilitate colonial tax collection This, as well as higher world coffee prices, led to a brief flourishing in the coffee market.
In Shunga, the primary means of economic subsistence remains the individual with a hoe and land.
But I am fairly sure that a population (like Shunga or the !Kung in the past) which reproduces a style of life independent of market-based decision-making or, as in the case of Shunga, is able to expand into unoccupied frontier, needs to be evaluated by different criteria.
www.csuchico.edu /~twaters/syllabi/290beyond.html   (12420 words)

  
 ANTIQUE JAPANESE PILLOW BOOK SHUNGA SCROLL (Orientalia and Asian-Art) at Unlimited, Ltd. The Antique Mall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
“Shunga” translates to “images of spring” or “spring drawings”, and refers to those Japanese paintings and prints of lovemaking made mostly during the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries, but originating in 12th Century.
In the latter period, Shunga reached its zenith when a movement of the artistically inclined (including Geishas) created what was referred to as the “Floating World” apart from Edo society.
Shunga was produced by and during a time when the Japanese Ukiyo-e artists were considered masters in fine art.
pages.tias.com /848/PictPage/1920890676.html   (332 words)

  
 Greg Kucera Gallery | Erotica: Japanese Shunga and Other Works
The tradition of the shunga painting began in the 7th or 8th century and the ukiyo-e woodblock print in the late 17th century.
Despite the great number of shunga pieces printed and painted over the last thousand years a great many of them have been destroyed by overzealous censors, indignant Christian missionaries, and, of course, the ferocity of natural causes such as the Great Fire of Edo in 1657.
This exhibition of Japanese erotica (shunga), and related material, will feature a wide variety of sexual imagery, from heterosexual to homosexual, from kinky to vanilla, from humorous to romantic, and from conventional sex to quite unusual lovemaking.
www.gregkucera.com /shunga.htm   (1069 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Shunga : The Erotic Art of Japan: Books: Marco Fagioli   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Shunga: The Essence of Japanese Pillow-Book Eroticism by Bret Norton
Shunga, or "images of spring," are erotic polychrome engravings painted by the masters of the Japanese Ukiyo-e school during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.
Shunga are literally "images of spring." That is the time of recreation and procreation, the time that inspires man and woman to couple, as if anyone needed an excuse.
amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0789302454?v=glance   (1304 words)

  
 Shunga Prints
Shunga is a genre of erotic ukiyo-e woodblock that was highly developed in Edo Period Japan.Though officially illegal, they were tolerated by censors if sold descretely.
Shunga, or "spring pictures" are some of the most sumptuous prints of the time.
An interesting exhibit of modern paintings inspired and influenced by shunga can be seen by clicking here.
www.geocities.com /ukiyo_e_prints/shunga_list.html   (135 words)

  
 City of Topeka | Parks & Recreation: Crestview Shunga Trail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Shunga Trail is a paved recreational trail for walking, jogging, skating, and biking, running from the northeast corner of Topeka to the southwest corner.
The Shunga Trail near the Oakland Community Center and the Oakland Pool begins at Oakland Billard Park at Sardou and Poplar streets, and runs to Santa Fe Park, a distance of 1.3 miles.
The Shunga Trail running from Crestview Park (near the Crestview Community Center and the Crestview Pool) to about the Kansas Expocentre is approximately 4.5 miles.
www.topeka.org /parksrec/shunga_trail.shtml   (175 words)

  
 Shunga: the Art of Love in Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The first recorded Shunga or "spring drawing" are ascrided to the Abbot Toba who lived in the 12th century.
The Shunga were most often presented in a series of twelve corresponding to the seasons of the year.
the Shunga show that to the japanese living in the Edo period, sex in all its forms was something to be explored, studied, and above all, enjoyed.
www.cwrl.utexas.edu /~pasupathi/critical_tools/e309k_spring_2000/archives/found/lib5/Shunga_the_Art_of_Love_in_Japan.html   (377 words)

  
 Forbidden Images: Erotic Art from Japan’s Edo Period - Helsinki City Art Museum - Absolutearts.com
Although the general attitude towards shunga was open and positive in the Edo period, the genre was subject to censorship at times.
It was not until the late 19th century that the relatively permissive stand of the authorities suddenly changed with the introduction of Western ideals and morals to the formerly closed society of Japan.
The curators of the exhibition are the esteemed shunga scholar, Professor Monta Hayakawa (International Research Center for Japanese Studies), and the journalist Yoshihiko Shirakura.
www.absolutearts.com /artsnews/2002/11/22/30503.html   (760 words)

  
 Art Education -  Shunga
In 185 BC,the last Mauryan Emperor was killed by one of his Brahmin generals and thus began the Shunga dynasty.
The carving of chambers called chaityas, into living stone/hill-sides reached it's zenith during this period, with the construction of elaborate and complex halls, generally with only one window for light.
Although the Shungas' reign of 112 years saw the decline of Buddhism as the Imperial religion, yet the earliest amongst these chaityas is the Buddhist chaitya hall at Bhaja, dating from the middle of second century BC.
www.indianartcircle.com /arteducation/page_3_shunga.shtml   (506 words)

  
 Shungaart, we sell shunga products   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Translated literally, the Japanese word SHUNGA means "Image of Spring", but, SHUNGA, as it is more commonly known, is actually a word for Japanese works of art, specifically Japanese erotic paintings that were made from the 16th to 18th centuries, by reputable painter of the Ukiyo-e (floating world) period.
While some SHUNGA canvases or prints (paintings on wood fls) depicted sensual scenes of couples in love, others were intensely pornographic, revealing carnal love in all its splendor.
The aesthetics of shunga reflected the Japanese view of the body and lovemaking as being part of the natural world, a world that held no concept of original sin.
www.shungaart.com /history.html   (236 words)

  
 Shunga
About Tomioka Eisen's work in shunga: "Although at a distance of almost a century and with a style and a poetic language by now quite old, we are therefore in front of a trial of subtle and allusive eroticism for certain verses similar to that of Utamaro..." (p.
Shunga (Erotic print) depiction of an intimate couple, a man is pleasing a woman during her work!
Although the album "pretends" to be Dutch, the bindings and the style show that it was made in Japan, presumably for a Dutch gentleman who didn't want it to be obvious that he bought "porn" in Japan.
www.akantiek.nl /shun2.htm   (5966 words)

  
 Home
The SHUNGA Erotic Art collection has been created first and foremost for genuine lovers, who conceive of their embrace as an art form.
Inspired by Japanese erotic art works from the 16th to the 18th century, and by the history of the SHUNGA, these products act as a medium between lovers as they are about to meet in order to increase their peak of sexual arousal at their most intimate union.
The various packagings are covered with SHUNGA art work and sleek lines reminiscent of Japanese design.
shunga.com /pages/en_home.asp?ctry=2   (144 words)

  
 Shunga
The style is known as shunga (pictures of spring), with some of its greates practitioners (Harunobu, Utamaro, Hokusai) producing large numbers of works.
Ukiyo-e (a Japanese term meaning "pictures of the floating world") is a style of painting, but is more commonly associated with a type of woodcut printmaking that became popular in Japan in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Timon Screech seeks to reestablish shunga in its proper historical contexts of culture and creativity.
www.jahsonic.com /Shunga.html   (618 words)

  
 Balifoo
With Ukiyo-e and Shunga reproduction: 118 colors mostly one-page size plus 4 in two-page size, and more than 20 in b-w.
SHUNGA IMAGES OF SPRING - essay on Erotic elements in Japanese art.
The final achievement of Utamaro's erotic oeuvre is the Shunga album Komachi-biki (Embraching Komachi), 1802.
www.geocities.com /balifoo/japanart.htm   (1156 words)

  
 shunga.sourceforge.net:00home.en.pag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Shunga is a basic php multilingual content publishing system for the web, using no db.
Shunga could be useful for small cinemas or cultural centers, clubs, or the like...
It might also be useful for you if you depend on dialup to update your site, or already possess some collections of textfiles you would like to publish fast (datas from ftp...).
shunga.sourceforge.net   (393 words)

  
 Shunga
Shunga prints were produced and sold either as single sheets or - more frequently - in book form, called enpon.
Japanese shunga prints and books were bought for several reasons.
It was even a tradition that the bride of a daimyo - a high-standing feudal lord - brought a collection of shunga prints together with their wedding furniture.
www.artelino.com /articles/shunga.asp   (339 words)

  
 Japanese Pornographic Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The acceptance of prostitution at the time helped to make the shunga books popular but it was the teaching aspect and the artistic style itself that really drove shunga’s popularity.
It is this light treatment of sex that shunga thrived on and the reason that only those in the government could take offence to the books.
Starting with shunga books and moving on to modern manga, Japanese society’s views on sex were made more and more public and open and contribute to a society that is sexually healthy and does not have the sexual problems of a society such as the United States.
www.stanford.edu /~sptacek   (1141 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
"Shunga" is the generic name given to the erotic paintings, prints and illustrated books of Japan; translated literally, it means "spring drawings." Erotic art of one kind or another has been produced in Japan since the dawn of civilization.
The art of the Ukiyo-e, the movement which flourished between 1660 and 1860 and produced the famous wood-block prints, provides literally thousands of examples of this art form.
Please reference: Shunga The Art Of Love In Japan by Tom and Mary Anne Evans, page 281 picture 6.64, our image #9.
www.lemonwoodgallery.com /shunga3.html   (196 words)

  
 Shunga exhibition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The prints sound as harmless as Horlicks but Shunga, meaning "spring pictures" were the Japanese pornography of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Now Shunga forms the centerpiece of what is being billed the "first chronological overview of Japanese erotic art", not in Japan, where it is illegal to import them, but in the Netherlands.
Smaller Shunga exhibitions have been staged in Japan, but usually on a smaller scale and with varying degrees of self-censorship.
www.dazereader.com /24000809.htm   (396 words)

  
 [Baren] Archives
Link to shunga, card exchange address needed, in the market for a baren, new members...
Shunga prints bound in bookform vs albums or boxes...
Shunga discussion, Lezle William's webpages update, finding Andy English...
www.barenforum.org /archives/vol25/vol25.html   (988 words)

  
 Galerie am Haus der Kunst - Shunga - "Spring Pictures"
Galerie am Haus der Kunst - Shunga - "Spring Pictures"
We show you a selection of erotic pictures from the 18th, 19th and early 20th century made in Japan and China.
"Shunga" is the traditional Japanese term for erotic paintings and prints.
www.japankunst.de /shunga_e.htm   (177 words)

  
 Welcome to Shunga, the Erotic Art of Japan
These Shunga prints, although highly erotic, are also beautiful works of art.
They provide wonderful focal points for conversation and we have had a few customers tell us that they hang them for special occasions or when guests come over and the kids are in bed.
Shunga are popular art for nightclubs, bars or any other venue where adults gather.
www.eroticartjapan.com   (542 words)

  
 1996 AAS Abstracts: Japan Session 171   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
There has been as well a tendency to isolate shunga within its historical moment and a refusal to consider it within any of the frameworks constructed by historical materialism, feminist theory, or by discussions about pornography.
However, the creating of a world that is visually "beautiful, gentle, and pacific" is a kind of convention that arose in Japan from before the Edo period, and it is clearly a mistake to be under the impression that it is reflection of the way things actually were in the Edo period.
Based on this kind of misunderstanding, the contemporary discourse on shunga celebrates the Edo period society that gave birth to shunga, which in turn allows for a celebration of the entirety of Japanese culture prior to contact with the West and modernity.
www.aasianst.org /absts/1996abst/japan/j171.htm   (954 words)

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