Japanese phallic painting
Japanese phallic painting.
Handpainted wood; 7 1/2" h. x 10 3/4" w. x 1" d.
Phallus and testicals handpainted on wood. Inscriptions on the front and back of the object. On front: "To be offered (by) a man whose age (birth year) belongs to (the year) Axe." On back: "Painted by Kitchi in a good day of April, the 11th year Temp (Tokugawa period). See 528 for insccription on the box.
- Kinsey subjects
Art censorship--Japan--20th century.
Phallus cults--Japan--20th century.