More Hokusai

Among the "shunga" (erotic images) of the Shunso school this one of the two lovers (but someone is peeping...) struck me.

In Japan (like in Europe) one could see those cards provided with a small sheet which hid a second image. (They were called "shikakee", and no one was scandalized by them).

 

 

 

Navigating, while the boatman is admirating the new year's (Ape year: 1812) rising sun, passengers are busy...


 

Lastly, a scene from Suikoden (1828): attempted rape and relievers.
I chose this preparatory drawing because I like a lot its dinamism.

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