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Japan's 'shocking' erotic art arrives in London

The British Museum is daring to exhibit the most comprehensive exhibition of Japanese Shunga.

Translated, this means "pictures of spring" - a euphemism for explicit and erotic paintings, prints and books used historically for education and entertainment. Parental guidance is advised.

The Today programme's Nicola Stanbridge went to find out how will the exhibition be received in a more sexually-reserved country.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Tuesday 1 October 2013.

  • 01 Oct 2013
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