Shunga tea towel (British Museum exclusive)

    SKU: cmck47530

    £5.99 Members' price *


    This cotton tea towel has been especially designed for the Museum exhibition, Shunga: sex and pleasure in Japanese art.

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

    The tea towel forms part of a 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: cmck47530
    Details: Designed by the Museum's in-house team
    Exhibition: Shunga
    World culture: Japan
    Size: 70cm x 50cm
    Materials: 100% cotton
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

    This price is inclusive of VAT

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