Japanese Modernism Across Media

Nobuyoshi Araki and His Paradise


Nobuyoshi Araki, most known for his erotic photographs featuring women in Kinbafu (Japanese Bandages), is probably one of the most controversial Japanese artists throughout the history. Snapshots of nude models in audacious postures with their sexual organs exposed, many of Araki’s works can be easily confused with pornography downloaded from online porn sites.

Is Araki Nobuyoshi just another erotic photographer, or is there more to his unique eroticism? Some say that it really depends on how you look at his works. This site guides you through a journey into Araki's deviant world, and hopefully you may find your own answer to the question in the end.


Hou Wang