Shunga-2, handscroll

Katsuyama Takugen18th century, Edo period

Tachibana Museum

Tachibana Museum
Fukuoka-ken, Japan

This picture scroll has been handed down in the Tachibana family, the former daimyo (feudal lords) of the Yanagawa domain. It is unclear who owned it and when.
Against the seasonal features, scenes of love-makings between men and women of various statuses are shown here in a row. They are painted on silk with high-quality paint, and depicted in every detail. This elaborately made work can be said to be a suitable piece for the daimyo class family.


  • Title: Shunga-2, handscroll
  • Creator: Katsuyama Takugen
  • Date Created: 18th century, Edo period
  • Physical Dimensions: 32.6×586.9 cm
  • Type: Painting

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