Edo Period (1600-1868) painting after the artist Ito Jakuchu.
A painting of a magic jewel (hoju) such as this is hung during the New Year Season to serve as a good luck charm that will make all one's dreams come true. In Buddhist slang, hoju stands for the woman's jade gate in general and the clitoris in particular. This magic jewel is a powerful and dynamic shunga.
Age: Edo Period (1600-1868).
Size: Image 11-3/4" x 15-1/4" (30 x 39 cm); overall 48-1/2" x 22-1/8" (123 x 56 cm)
Media: Ink on paper.