Models of Calligraphy after Eisho

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Lesbian scenes are hard to find in shunga, compared to gay male scenes. Usually they were ordered by a collector. Now, you have to be aware that male homosexuality was closely connected to kabuki theater and sexual fantasy was already included and at same time Yoshiwara brothels had men as target group. Therefore, it was not taboo but rather an economic side to such scenes that led to small production of such views.

On this particular scene we can observe two women lubricating dildo made out of turtle´s shell with aphrodisiac from small cups.

Lavabo & Tears

Lavabo & Tears

I did illustration for the cover of the book named Lavabo & Tears by Rešad Majo Otan Hasanović. I was contacted by Majo to do the cover for the book with my painting Models of Calligraphy after Eisho as a background image. Instead  of just doing that, I have decided to do illustration based on the painting but specifically just for the cover. As you can see, I did lose some explicit lyrics out of the picture.

Illustration is available as
Digital Fine Art Print from:

BlackBox Art & Print