Shunga tote bag (British Museum exclusive)

    SKU: cmcv47540

    £9.99 Members' price *


    A 100% cotton bag which is ideal for carrying books. The bag has a full colour print on both sides of a Japanese erotic print from the Shunga exhibition.

    In early modern Japan, thousands of sexually explicit paintings, prints, and illustrated books were produced. These were collectively called ‘spring pictures’ (shunga).

    The bag forms part of a specially developed range that has been inspired by perhaps the most famous Shunga image: 'Lovers in an upstairs room', produced by Kitagawa Utamaro in 1788. A masterpiece of erotic art, the image is an intimate evocation of summer heat and passion.

    Exclusive to the British Museum.

    Read more about 'Lovers in an upstairs room' here


    Product code: cmcv47540
    Details: Designed by the Museum's in-house team
    Exhibition: Shunga
    World culture: Japan
    Size: Approx. 40cm x 35cm. Handles are approx. 22cm long.
    Material: 100% cotton
    Weight: 0.225kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

    This price is inclusive of VAT

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