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August 03, 2022 4 min read

History Of Tentacle Porn – Missionary, Shunga Scrolls, And Censorship

The history of tentacle porn may have been largely influenced by the Americans and other western cultures and imperialism. It was specifically exhumed by the journey American missionaries took to Japan. 

According to stories, the missionaries set out for Japan to find new converts. They did not know what to expect but expected to find 'normal' western society norms and practices. Far from it, they found Japanese men, women, and children walking around and going about their activities while 'half-naked.’ This terrified them.

Furthermore, men, women, and children often shared public baths and were unperturbed about what the missionaries saw as public nudity. Here is everything you wanted to know about tentacle porn.

The Shunga Scrolls

It was later discovered that the Japanese found pleasure, imagination, entertainment, and protection in the medieval erotic scrolls known as shunga. The scrolls featured all erotic and kinky sex acts imaginable at the time. The characters were fully clothed in fancy erotic gowns in all the scenes. According to the Japanese people, being half-naked wasn't considered erotic, but wearing fancy clothes was.

The Dream Of The Fisherman’s Wifeis a novel written by Katsushika Hokusai, where the artist painted a page depicting an octopus having a clitoris job (cunnilingus) on Tamatori (an abalone diver). The book was authored in 1814.

As they called it, the shunga was widely accepted and used across Japan. The shunga period dealt a major blow as Japan was slowly getting recognized by the west and gaining attention for nudity.

The Return of Censorship

The political class banned all public nudity, baths, and pornography. Furthermore, Japanese citizens were not expected in any way to criticize the government. This period of repression was named Meiji Restoration.  Emperor Meiji reintroduced the imperial rule, which came with massive censorship in 1868.

All these changed in 1945 when American troops landed in Japan after the end of World War II. The United States banned censorship and any mention of it in Japan.

The Japanese usually interpret limits of free speech to include the blurring of sexual parts to date.

The Americans came with western values, which made prostitution normal and popular. Also, couples could walk while holding hands or kissing in public. This wasn't well accepted by the administration. A law was passed to ban all exposure of genital parts, that is, vagina and penis, on films. Therefore, all sexual graphics on a tape produced were censored by blurring or bocking off with bars.

Tentacular Sex On Seminal Works

In 1970, America released a horror film in cinemas known as The Dunwich Horror and The Evil Dead, described as a ferociously original horror film in which a tree penetrated a woman.

The first Japanese anime, tentacle penetration, appeared in a horror cartoon, Guyver: Out Of Control by Yoshiki Takaya.

Toshio Maeda: tentacle master

In 1986, Toshio Maeda, who would later be known as the ‘tentacle master,’ created his first seminar and called it Urotsukodoji.The seminal work originally did not have tentacle sex. However, Hideki Takayama created a cartoon series in 1987 that added the notorious tentacular sex on Maeda’s work making it almost synonymous with a terrifying assault-by-tentacle.

During an interview, Toshio Maeda, while commenting on Takayama's addition, said that it was "repugnant, cruel, and sadistic, yet brilliant."

Toshio Maeda, in 1989, created the Demon Beast Invasion, a modern, erotic, tentacle-rape-fantasy piece. The creator says he had to use robot limbs and tentacles to show full penetration without rubbing the Japanese censor laws in a bad way. Consensual sex, which shows a penis, is considered dirty, and not so much in violent tentacles-rape is adopted instead.

The 1990s registered a series of Maeda's horrid, aggressive, and creative tentacular sexual assault films. He produced three series that endeared him to his manga fans. However, these films would easily be considered awful and dangerously violent in anyone’s eye.

The 1990s might have created the milestone for Toishi Maeda, but he was formerly recognized in 2001 as the most influential erotic manga creator in Japan. He was regarded as the master in the tentacular erotic grotesque or Japanese anime genre. Sadly, Maeda survived a motorcycle accident that claimed his hand’s ability to draw. The original Toishi Maeda’s comic artistry Urotsukodoji was translated in 2016 and published in English.

After The History, What Next?

The current situation and its future on tentacular sex are intertwined as they both shall borrow a leaf from its origin. Currently, those with violent tentacle sex fetishes can still practice using sex toys made in tentacle designs.

Some of the previous artists’ works are currently in museums. You can visit and check them out for yourself.

The Bottom Line

The history behind the horrid and dangerously disturbing depictions of tentacular sex is backed by the short history captured above. It was, and still is, the Japanese law on censorship that informed better ways to show pornographic material.

Although the idea is derived from the 1800 shunga scrolls of Katsushika Hokusai, the desire to live and practice their beliefs amidst the political pronouncements on censorship made the fetish live to date.

Again, the influence from the west through the coming of missionaries and later the war after 1945 had an unprecedented effect on the Japanese ways of life, including walking naked and families sharing baths carefree.

A first look at the shunga makes you aware of the characters fully clothed and in an erotic pose. To these people, being clothed, holding hands, and smooching is worse than walking half-naked. This was back in the 1800s in Japan.

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