Shunga: Sex and Humour in Japanese Art

British Museum

Until Sun Jan 5

  • Kitagawa Utamaro

    'Lovers in the upstairs room of a teahouse, from Utamakura (Poem of the Pillow)', c1788

    © The Trustees of the British Museum

    Kitagawa Utamaro
  • Chobunsai Eishi

    'Young woman dreaming of Ise Monogatari', c early nineteenth century

    © The Trustees of the British Museum

    Chobunsai Eishi
  • Sugimura Jihei

    Untitled erotic picture, mid-1680s

    © Private Collectionm, USA

    Sugimura Jihei
  • Kitagawa Utamaro

    'Fancy free type (Uwaki no so), from the series Ten Types in the Physiognomic Study of Women (Fujin sogaku juttai)', c1792-3

    © The Trustees of the British Museum

    Kitagawa Utamaro
  • Nishikawa Sukenobu

    'Sexual dalliance between man and geisha', c1711-16

    © The Trustees of the British Museum

    Nishikawa Sukenobu
  • Torii Kiyonaga

    'Detail taken from Sode no maki (Handscroll for the Sleeve)', c1785

    © The Trustees of the British Museum

    Torii Kiyonaga

Kitagawa Utamaro

'Lovers in the upstairs room of a teahouse, from Utamakura (Poem of the Pillow)', c1788

© The Trustees of the British Museum

 
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    British Museum

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    British Museum 44 Great Russell St
    London
    WC1B 3DG

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  • Date Time Price information
  • Mon Oct 7 2013
     
    £7, under-16s free, parental guidance advised