How a shunga exhibition is defying taboos to expose Japan to its erotic past

Off a leafy backstreet in Tokyo, middle-aged people have come to look at couples with outsize genitalia grapple in brothels and inns. In one print, a woman writhes in ecstasy as an octopus performs oral sex on her. In another, a cat prepares to scratch the testicles of a man in the throes of sexual pleasure. Men couple with courtesans, animals and even statues.  

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See on Scoop.itlevin’s linkblog: Arts Channel


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