Sleeves

This SHUNGA is called “袖の巻”.
It means “A picture scroll of sleeves”.
The size is horizontally long 12cm * 67cm.
It’s unusual size.

The people coiled the painting up then carried it as a charm in their sleeves.

Small space make us stretch our imagination!


Sode no maki
Kiyonaga Torii
Aroud 1785

袖の巻
鳥居清長
1785年頃