" and "shunga
Japanese sex manuals, literally "pillow pictures". Makura-e are also known as Shunga but are typically much smaller versions of these erotic wood block prints.
Among the earliest types of printed "Ukiyo-e
," or wood block printing, shunga were 17th century sex manuals and courtesan critiques that depicted highly explicit love scenes. The couples are very rarely completely naked, though. Among the most well-known shunga
authors are Hiskikawa Moronobu and Sugimura Jihei.
" relates to the craft, Ukiyo-e
, Japanese wood block printing