The Shunga Tales: A spicy comedy of sex and art

Japan, Writing | 25 Nov 2012
Exquisite wood block print by Utamaro that I have used for the cover of The Shunga Tales

Exquisite wood block print by Utamaro that I have used for the cover of The Shunga Tales

My latest short book, The Shunga Tales, is set in Japan. Its two main characters: a bored young American-Max, and Murasaki, an elegant female artist old enough to be Max’s grandma, have fun together drinking sake, enjoying erotic art and…making love.

This is a fun, funny story that explores the themes of sexuality and art and age across cultures. I had a lot of fun writing it, and have definite plans to expand it sometime in the future!

Shunga are Ukiyo-e wood block prints that are both beautiful and erotic

Shunga are Ukiyo-e wood block prints that are both beautiful and erotic

 

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Born on Long Island, New York in 1958, Larry Knipfing has spent the last 30+ years of his life living in Japan, and loving every minute of it! Kamakura, and now Yokohama both in Kanagawa Prefecture, have been his home for almost twenty years, and are the perfect places to be: hilly, situated on the water, and with amazing histories.

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