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The Shunga Tales: A spicy comedy of sex and art

The Shunga Tales: A spicy comedy of sex and art

By Larry Knipfing | Japan, Writing

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

Photographing Japan: Felice Beato and Larry Knipfing

Photographing Japan: Felice Beato and Larry Knipfing

By Larry Knipfing | General, Japan, People, Photography

Felice Beato Felice Beato was the first foreign visitor to Japan to capture her images on film. He lived here from 1863 to 1884. A recent exhibition of his works at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Ebisu featured his Japan work as well as pieces from China, India, and Burma. You have probably