News tag: shunga

13 May 2015

Changing Japanese attitudes to shunga

This is a translation of Ayako Kurosawa’s piece for Sankei News, 9 May 2015. The original article in Japanese can be found here.

Why is it not possible to hold exhibitions of shunga in Japan – their country of origin – despite a series of exhibitions in Europe and the US, and ongoing research into the impact of shunga on Western art?

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3 October 2013

Making polite conversation about 'Shunga'

I attended the opening of the much-heralded Shunga exhibition at the British Museum last night. It didn’t disappoint – there is a huge amount to see, and I didn’t make it into the last room at all before the exhibition closed, so I’ll have to go back. It was interesting to see people’s reactions to

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1 October 2013

International Symposium: Sex art in Japan- perspectives on shunga

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation have supported the international symposium at the British Museum on shunga with a Small Grant in the March 2013 round of funding. The symposium will be held on on 4-5 October 2013. The full line up of the symposium follows after the main body of text. There will also be a

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