Japanese Shunga Art 7 - Toyokuni II aka Toyoshige [13 pictures]

Shunga (Japanese: spring pictures) is the Japanese term for paintings, prints and pictures of any kind, which represent in an explicit way sexual acts. The private parts are shown here exaggerated. Utagawa Toyokuni II (1777 - 1835), also known as Toyoshige, was a designer of ukiyo-e Japanese woodblock prints in Edo. He was the pupil, son-in-law and adopted son of Toyokuni I. The former used the name Toyoshige until 1826, the year after his teachers death, when he began signing his work Toyokuni. Kunisada, another student of Toyokuni I, did not recognize Toyoshiges claim and declared himself Toyokuni and leader of the school. Toyoshige resumed signing his work Toyoshige.
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