Kenya Shimizu

Kenya Shimizu is a superb artist who, for a long period, used his talents to illustrate stories and articles in leading Japanese gay magazines.  Many of the paintings and drawings here were originally created and published this way.  As is well-known, Japanese interest in erotica is ingrained in their culture in a way not known in western societies.  Shimizu's abiding interest in different aspects of his society has led him to create several series of paintings and drawings that explore the finer points of his culture.  On this page two series are partially displayed: 'Secrets of the Samurai' - an exploration of the entrenched values of the warrior class dominant in feudal Japan; and 'Secrets of the Salaryman' - a revelatory series depicting the non-work interests of the office workers so predominant in the mega-cities of modern-day Japan.

Kenya Shimizu is a brilliant artist with great technique and imagination.  Each of these pictures is a labour of love in which he has devoted his time and and imagination, as well as technical brilliance, to achieve his goal of perfection. 

Thumbnail image: 'Secrets of the Samurai - Calculation' by Kenya Shimizu
'Secrets of the Samurai - Calculation' by Kenya Shimizu
£850 GBP
(€976 EUR)
($1097 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Secrets of the Samurai - Vengeance' by Kenya Shimizu
'Secrets of the Samurai - Vengeance' by Kenya Shimizu
£950 GBP
(€1091 EUR)
($1226 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Secrets of the Samurai - Focus' by Kenya Shimizu
'Secrets of the Samurai - Focus' by Kenya Shimizu
£850 GBP
(€976 EUR)
($1097 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Secrets of the Samurai - Devotion' by Kenya Shimizu
'Secrets of the Samurai - Devotion' by Kenya Shimizu
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£1200 GBP
(€1378 EUR)
($1549 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Duel in the Snow' by Kenya Shimizu
'Duel in the Snow' by Kenya Shimizu
£375 GBP
(€431 EUR)
($484 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Winter Love' by Kenya Shimizu
'Winter Love' by Kenya Shimizu
£395 GBP
(€454 EUR)
($510 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Kissing in the Clouds' by Kenya Shimizu
'Kissing in the Clouds' by Kenya Shimizu
£395 GBP
(€454 EUR)
($510 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Imprisoned' by Kenya Shimizu
'Imprisoned' by Kenya Shimizu
£375 GBP
(€431 EUR)
($484 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Kiss of the Devil' by Kenya Shimizu
'Kiss of the Devil' by Kenya Shimizu
£495 GBP
(€569 EUR)
($639 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Secrets of the Salaryman No. 5 - Aroma' by Kenya Shimizu
'Secrets of the Salaryman No. 5 - Aroma' by Kenya Shimizu
£375 GBP
(€431 EUR)
($484 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Secrets of the Salaryman No. 7 - Foot Fetish' by Kenya Shimizu
'Secrets of the Salaryman No. 7 - Foot Fetish' by Kenya Shimizu
£395 GBP
(€454 EUR)
($510 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Secrets of the Salaryman No. 8 - City Love' by Kenya Shimizu
'Secrets of the Salaryman No. 8 - City Love' by Kenya Shimizu
£395 GBP
(€454 EUR)
($510 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Secrets of the Salaryman No. 9 - Secret Garden' by Kenya Shimizu
'Secrets of the Salaryman No. 9 - Secret Garden' by Kenya Shimizu
£395 GBP
(€454 EUR)
($510 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Secrets of the Salaryman No. 10 - City Wall' by Kenya Shimizu
'Secrets of the Salaryman No. 10 - City Wall' by Kenya Shimizu
£395 GBP
(€454 EUR)
($510 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Secrets of the Salaryman No. 11 - The Nets at Night' by Kenya Shimizu
'Secrets of the Salaryman No. 11 - The Nets at Night' by Kenya Shimizu
£395 GBP
(€454 EUR)
($510 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Secrets of the Salaryman No. 13 - Butt Plug' by Kenya Shimizu
'Secrets of the Salaryman No. 13 - Butt Plug' by Kenya Shimizu
£375 GBP
(€431 EUR)
($484 USD)