Directed and produced by Atsushi Ogaki.
2018. Japan. 87 minutes.
Online Q&A with Atsushi Ogaki.
Shunga are a genre of explicit and beautifully detailed erotic woodblock prints and paintings produced in Japan from 1600 to 1900. Although this art form inspired artists as prominent as Picasso, Shunga was banned in Japan for much of the 20th century. This movie unveils the hidden story of how this unique art form has been treated viciously within Japanese social and cultural histories through interviews with historians and researchers.
Distributed by filmmaker.