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Concept - A ‘tenugui’ (traditional Japanese towel) created by the famous gay erotic artist Gengoroh Tagame, who is famous not only in Japan, but also has a lot of fans worldwide. Because of the vertical size, this 'hanging torture' can shine it all its glory! You can enjoy this man’s entire body from his fingertips and head to his toes. The contrast in the facial expression of between the tortured man and torturer is just beyond comparison! With a size of 30cm×90cm, this piece by Tagame-sensei has an overwhelming presence of Ukiyo-e. You can use it for its intended purpose, but it will be also perfect as a painting. Profile - Gengoroh Tagame - Manga artist, Gay Erotic Artist - Born in 1964. After graduating from Tama Art University, Tagame began publishing short stories, illustrations and manga in gay magazines while working as an art director. Tagame became a professional artist in 1994. As a gay manga artist he has released many books. Many of these have been translated into English, French, Italian and Spanish. Recently his long running series My Brother's Husband (Otouto no otto) was awarded an Excellence Award at the 19th Japan Media Arts Festival. This manga is highly acclaimed by manga fans. Tagame other key works include The Silver Flower (Shirogane no Hana), Do You Remember the South Island's P.O.W. Camp? (Kimi yo Shiru ya Minami no Goku), The House of the Brutes (Gedo no Ie) and Virtus (Virutuus). As an artist we mainly works outside of Japan and has had work exhibited in cities such as Paris, Berlin and New York. Tagame has participated in numerous events as well as producing plenty of art books. 'I received the invitation from Mandarake to make some goods so I suggested a tenugui.  I wanted to create a combination of Japanese style and cruel lust while making use of a different kind of proportion from normal illustrations … and this is the result.  For this piece, I used a little my favorite Ukiyo-e by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi “The Lonely House on Adachi Moor” as inspiration. It might take some courage to use this towel in public, but that is one of the characteristics of my work.  You might use it as a decoration on a wall, like a hanging scroll or a tapestry, but you may still need some courage to invite people to the room. Either way, I hope you enjoy it.  ' Pre-Order
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