MAKURA-E (erotic)

Erotic art comes in endless variations. From the subtle, romantic or poetic to the intense, explicit and sweaty.

At the Two Cranes Gallery, we make no separation between erotic and other art. Just like there should be no idea of shame and sin when it comes to our sexuality and sexual identity.

Intelligence and depth make it so much more arousing!

BIJINGA (beauties)

Portraits of beautiful women were very popular in Japan during the Edo period. Even though these portraits often depicted women existing in real life, it was not considered important that the facial features resembled the model. Bijinga were mainly produced as woodblock prints, and due to their very affordable price, collecting them soon became all the rage.




Actress and singer Meiko Kaji starred as Lady Snowblood (shurayuki hime) in a series of classic 1970s Japanese movies portraying a female assassin seeking revenge for her family.

KINBAKU (rope play)

Traditional Japanese rope bondage, Kinbaku or Shibari, has become popular in the west during the last decade. The reasons are as varied as there are practitioners. Sexual kink, self empowerment, spiritual journey or therapeutical tool are some of the words attached to this aestethically pleasing form of bondage.

36 views of Mt. Fuji


Kitsune (foxes) and other animals, heroes, heroines, gods and spirits all inhabit a vast and complex treasury of fantastical Japanese stories. For thousands of years, these tales have been passed down generations, weaving a beautiful brocade for us to cherish and experience.

SHUNGA (spring pictures)

Traditional Japanese shunga is unique when it comes to depicting human sexuality and the pleasures that come with physical intimacy.


Japanese traditional tattoos

Senju has vast experience with irezumi, both as a horishi ( a creator of Japanese tattoos) and as an artist. In irezumi, the treasures of Japanese culture and history come together and form individual living museums.

Dragons, tigers, heroes, heroines, buddhism, shinto, kabuki and Noh theatre are but a few of the isnpirational sources that makes up the strong foundation of this marvelous craft.

YUUREI (ghosts)


Printed on sustainable natural white paper made of bamboo fibres, this edition beautifully reproduces the sensuality of the paintings of Senju.

Attractively priced and only 20 copies made of each size.



to show a watercolour painting by Swedish female artist Anna Sandberg. The painting depicts the vengeful ghost of a murdered woman.