Erotic Netsuke – A Story Of Culture


Start as a pocket usage into a sexual giddiness Erotic Netsukes becomes a most popular collectible item all over the world.

Once upon a time there was a Chinese Emperor. Every year he used to celebrate the Star Festival. On one fine merry festive morning, an old Taoist hermit pointed out to a special bird flying overhead and presaged that Sei-o-bo, the great Mother of the Western Paradise, would soon appear with a peach which can be reproduced only once in every three thousand years. The peach would possess the power of awarding immortality to those who partakes of it. That peach is a symbol of femininity. It represents softness, mildness and peacefulness. It suggests erotic qualities being the OKAME of the fruit world. This particular Erotic Netsuke has more features to it, than one would first imagine.

The NETSUKE is a personal decoration piece dating back to the 17th century Japan. It is typically made of Ivory or wood. A variety of other materials have been used throughout the history. It includes ceramic, horn, bone, amber and whale’s tooth. Another interesting form is “Shunga” which depicts sexual depictions and Symbols. The word “Erotica” has evolved from the Greek word “Eros” which means love. Therefore Erotic Netsuke refers to work of art – including literature, photography, film, sculpture – whatever that deal with erotically stimulating descriptions. Erotica is a modern word to portray human anatomy and sexual desire through creative art clearly set apart from commercial pornography.

There has been a long tradition of erotic painting among the Eastern cultures. The erotic art of China reached its popular peak during the latter part of the Ming Dynasty. In Japan, Shunga means Erotic Netsuke appeared in the 13th century and continued to grow in popularity until the birth of photography. Translated literally, the Japanese word shunga means picture of spring, where ‘spring’ metaphorically represents sex. The term Shunga has its origin in China. It is thought that shunga was initially inspired by illustrations in Chinese medical manuals, a process originated in the Muromachi Era (1336 to 1573).

It was a well known tradition to buy a Shunga to newly married couples. It used as a sexual guide for the chalderns of wealthy families in Japan & China. Later on it was banded because of the impossible positions and the deficiency of descriptions, as well as more verbal guides starts to show up.

This is Erotic Netsuke made of mammoth ivory sculptured in Japan. There can be found various netsukes are which display these kinds of intricate craftsmanship. Erotic mammoth netsukes are carved in so detail that they have a great collection and investment value.

Erotic Netsuke dealers are willing to seek out for trade on personal request. Now users can search for and actually avail them as a decorative showpiece in the house which will be a souvenir for the next generation of the family.

One of the best sites that I am generally visit in order to search buy and look what is new in the field of art and erotic netsuke in particularly is the Ivory and art Gallery.

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Source by Shlomi Sha