Namio Harukawa

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Namio Harukawa
春川 ナミオ
Born 1947
Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Nationality Japanese

Namio Harukawa (春川 ナミオ Harukawa Namio?, born in 1947, in Osaka Prefecture, Japan) is a not very well-known Japanese artist. He has created around one thousand unique artworks featuring generously proportioned women overwhelming smaller men. Harukawa's depictions of women are powerful. This is what is depicted in his work, as well as a certain fetishism.

Soumission is a common practice in Japan, and erotic fantasies are extremely developed and often present in Japanese art. Contrasting with a society where emotions and sexual desires are often not revealed. It is therefore a recurrent art theme, depicting fantasies which cannot be expressed otherwise. Japanese media often show objectified women, Harukawa presents to us a masculine equivalent.

Harukawa's drawings are tinged with humour, depicting "oral sex" positions in the most "classic" or exuberant situations. There is no defined space for the sexual pleasure of soumission. Namio Harukawa shows it well. His drawings have a share of kitsch, sometimes surreal, but indeed powerful.

Harukawa's publications are listed below.

Only four publishers own the rights to Harukawa's works (links under References):

  • 2014 VW Productions: Under Her (Delayed launch),
  • 2012 The United Dead Artists: Maxi Cula[1]
  • 2008 The United Dead Artists: Callipyge [2]
  • 1970 Edition 3 Masques: Satoria Insel der Erotik (for sale in Europe only) [3]


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