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The nation’s first major exhibition of shunga (erotic art) will take place later this year at a museum in Tokyo following the success of a similar show recently held at the British Museum in London in late 2013, organizers said. Entry will be restricted to those 18 or older.

The exhibition of sexually explicit works mainly from the Edo Period (1603-1868) will feature about 120 shunga (literally “spring pictures”) in the form of wood prints and paintings depicting men and women having sex in various settings.

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