“Shunga” is Ukiyo-e prints popular by depicting the scenes of sexual intercourse between the sexes or the same sex. Shunga is often thought of as an erotic book (art) in the Edo period, but in reality, it was called “laughing picture” as it was full of humor as well as sexual depiction. I introduce the masterpieces of the shunga of the Edo period which samurai and commoners enjoyed a lot!
Introducing the list of four Ukiyo-e artists who lead the Ukiyo-e art world in the Edo period. Innovative composition, vivid colors, simple and delicate descriptions have had a great impact on Western painters as well as Van Gogh and Monet.