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British Museum’s Japanese erotic art show only for over 16s

July 3, 2013 Destination North Asia No Comments Email Email

egtmedia59Erotic paintings will go on show at The British Museum this autumn as part of an exhibition about Japanese sex – but access is restricted to over-16s.

The show will focus on shunga, Japanese art which focus on sex, and why it was produced. Shunga, or spring pictures, originated in Ancient China and were produced in Japan between the 16th and 19th centuries. They sought to depict the sometimes idealised sexual relations between ordinary people.

One of the exhibits on display will be an 18th century screen which depicts a “finishing school for tarts”.

New Mt. Fuji walking paths planned

Targeting day-trippers to Mt. Fuji, which was recently designated a World Cultural Heritage site, the government plans to create new walking paths near the mountain’s fifth station, which is accessible by car and bus.

Under the government project, there will be two short walking routes, one starting at the Fuji-Yoshida entry point in Yamanashi Prefecture and the other at Subashiri entry point in Shizuoka Prefecture. Both will be walking paths with guide signs and other amenities for tourists.

The Fuji-Yoshida route will enable tourists to enjoy a view of Osawa Kuzure, the eroded valleys stretching from the top of the mountain down the western slopes after a walk of about 90 minutes.

The Subashiri route will allow tourists to walk in the forest on the Kofuji small peak on the eastern slope.

Edited by : Bill Hurley

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