Win Tickets Plus ​25% Off The British Museum Exhibition ​​’Shunga: sex and pleasure in Japanese art’

Shunga Japan Centre

​This autumn the British Museum are kindly offering Japan Centre customers 25% off the price of ​tickets to see their exciting new exhibition Shunga: sex and pleasure in Japanese art​ 3 October 2013 – 5 January 2014.​ We also have a pair of exhibition tickets to give away to one lucky couple, see below for how to enter.

Far Eastern Eroticism

Explicit, beautifully detailed and often brightly coloured, these paintings, prints and illustrations produced between 1600 and 1900, inspired Toulouse-Lautrec, Rodin and Picasso. Within Japan, S​hunga has continued to influence manga, anime and Japanese tattoo art. The exhibition sheds new light on this taboo art form within Japanese social and cultural history. Parental guidance advised for under 16s.

Win Tickets


We’re offering Japan Centre fans the chance to win a pair of tickets to the exhibition on Saturday 19th October.

TO ENTER: Leave a comment below telling us who is your favourite Japanese artist? You can also enter via Facebook and Twitter by replying to our competition posts.​

Terms and conditions apply (ii).

Japan Centre Customers Enjoy 25% Off Tickets

Don’t worry if you don’t win, Japan Centre customers can enjoy 25% off the price of Shunga exhibition tickets by quoting ‘japancentre’ online at or when calling 020 7323 8181.

Book now! Quote ‘japancentre’ online at  or call 020 7323 8181.

Terms and conditions apply (i).

i. Discount Ticket Terms and conditions
1)     25% off full adult tickets (£7) booked before 24th December 2013 for exhibition visits between 3 October and 24 December 2013.
2)     Booking fees may apply – £2 per ticket booked by telephone, £1 per ticket when booked online.
3)     One transaction per customer.
4)     Quote ‘japancentre’ over the phone and enter this code at checkout for online bookings.
5)     Offer available for telephone, walk-up and online bookings
6)     Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
7)     The Museum will be closed on 24, 25 and 26 December 2013 and on 1 January 2014.
8)     This offer is non-transferable and has no monetary value.
9)     The British Museum reserves the right to amend its opening hours and those of this exhibition.
ii. Competition Terms and Conditions
1)     Prize constitutes one pair of exhibition tickets for a visit to Shunga: sex and pleasure in Japanese art on Saturday 19 October between 10.00 and
        16.10 (last entry).
2)     The prize winner must call the British Museum’s Marketing Department direct (Charlotte Kewell) in advance to arrange an entry time for their
        exhibition visit. They may spend as long as they like in the exhibition. Tickets can be posted to them or collected on the day of the visit from
        the British Museum Ticket desk in the Great Court.
3)     These tickets are offered subject to availability, have no retail value and cannot be exchanged, resold, refunded or used in conjunction with
        any other offer.
4)     The British Museum reserves the right to amend the exhibition’s opening hours.
5)     Japan Centre will choose a winner at random after the closing date Wednesday 9th October.

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34 Comments on “Win Tickets Plus ​25% Off The British Museum Exhibition ​​’Shunga: sex and pleasure in Japanese art’”

  1. Kate Cullinane
    October 3, 2013 at 2:19 am #

    Junko Mizuno is my favourite Japanese artist, because she mixes some gore and messy subjects with amazingly cute styles that I just love.

  2. October 3, 2013 at 5:56 am #

    My favourite Japanese artist is Hiroshige.

  3. jay lancaster
    October 3, 2013 at 10:04 am #

    I love the paintings by Kuroda Seiki

  4. Oliver P Reilly.
    October 3, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    One of my favorite Japanese artists is Tanaka Hisara.

  5. October 3, 2013 at 12:41 pm #


  6. October 3, 2013 at 12:47 pm #

    they are so many japanese artists! but from the Shunga artists I like Miyagawa Isshō the most!

  7. October 3, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    I love the work of Chiho Aoshima. It is colourful and cute but also usually has grown up, dark subtexts.

  8. October 3, 2013 at 6:24 pm #

    I’m just learning about Japanese art, but I really enjoy ukiyo-e woodprints. I’ve seen some I like by Yoshitoshi, Toyokuni and Chikanobu.

  9. October 3, 2013 at 9:28 pm #

    With pen, ink and watercolour Mitsumasa Anno’s exquisitely deft marks and strokes illustrates magical journeys of place in our world. Lightly and complexly, he is to book illustration what David Mitchell is to the printed word.

  10. October 4, 2013 at 12:01 am #

    Yayoi Kusama!

  11. Ian Taylor
    October 4, 2013 at 3:18 am #

    Yu Hatakeyama, percussionist, brilliant, and don’t say a percussionist is not an artist

  12. Hassni
    October 4, 2013 at 9:12 am #

    Motohiko Odani

  13. Ho I Cheong
    October 4, 2013 at 10:52 pm #

    My favourite Japanese artist is Kusama.

  14. Rose
    October 6, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    Takashi Murakami, a cliche but alway contraversial and interesting.

  15. Marc
    October 7, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    Hayao Miyazaki

  16. James Donovan
    October 8, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    Hokusai, my favourite painting is The Wave

  17. Julia Wulff
    October 8, 2013 at 10:36 pm #

    I love the vibrant and playful work of Yayoi Kusama

  18. Roly
    October 10, 2013 at 1:21 am #


  19. liliana aucott
    October 10, 2013 at 12:35 pm #

    Kuroda Seiki

  20. D Page
    October 10, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    Yayoi Kusama!

  21. kevin davies
    October 10, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    Kanō Masanobu is my favourite. So many to choose from.

  22. Stephen Harrison
    October 10, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    Hidari Jingorō Simply The Best!

  23. Sara B
    October 10, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

    I love Kusama’s work

  24. October 10, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    Chiho Aoshima

  25. Nancy Jarvis
    October 10, 2013 at 1:50 pm #


  26. keren mary curran
    October 10, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    Yayoi Kusama

  27. Herbert Appleby
    October 10, 2013 at 5:02 pm #


  28. Zsolt Nagy
    October 10, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

    Akiro Kurosawa

  29. Petr
    October 10, 2013 at 7:26 pm #

    Kuroda Seiki

  30. Edina Lengyel
    October 11, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    Araki’s photography is arresting, quite unlike any other’s – he is my nomination

  31. Zahra
    October 12, 2013 at 10:40 am #

    Utagawa Hiroshige

  32. Graham Freeman
    October 12, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

    Takashi Murakami

  33. AV
    October 13, 2013 at 2:55 pm #


  34. October 14, 2013 at 8:31 am #

    Tanaka Hisara

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