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white teeth smiling.
brightness of skin.
on my seat in the high lama‘s row
at the quick edge of my glance
i caught her looking at me.

Tsangyang Gyatso (1683-1706, sixth Dalai Lama) in: Sudo, P.T. (2000). Zen sex: the way of making love. HarperSanFrancisco, p. 41.


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  1. In the Spring of 2010 Phaidon Press will publish a standard work on shunga. The author will be Gian Carlo Calza and will be presenting over 300 pictures! For more info on shunga: .

    For more info on three important shunga artists:

    Hokusai (1760-1849):
    Utamaro(1754-1806) :


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