3 October 2013 – 5 January 2014
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Supported by Shunga in Japan LLP

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Exhibition supporters

Asaki Masakatsu and Uragami Mitsuru of Shunga in Japan LLP are proud to sponsor Shunga: sex and pleasure in Japanese art, an exhibition of major historical significance in the study of Japanese art.

Shunga, Japanese erotic art created in the Edo period from 1600–1868, is a genre that has received increasing appreciation in recent years having been considered a taboo subject in Japan for most of the twentieth century. Even today shunga is still not displayed in Japanese public museums, therefore it is with great pleasure that Mr Asaki and Mr Uragami are partnering with the British Museum and SOAS to bring about this culturally significant exhibition. They hope that their support will encourage further scholarly study of shunga and enable visitors to the exhibition to enjoy and appreciate the work in the generous spirit of laughter in which it was created.