Homo-erotic content. Please leave if that does not agree with you!
PAGE I 1978 - 1981
PAGE II 1982 - 1991
PAGE III 1991 - 1999
the early works
JAPANESE ARTIST, 1945 - 1999, in the tradition of Japanese male erotic art.
THIS IS probably the most extensive collection of Sadao Hasegava's works you'll find anywhere, 160 paintings and drawings. The images are corrected for photo/scan colour-casts and some reproduction errors.
SOMEWHERE on these pages I promised to show you examples of Sadao Hasegawa's art, and here it is!
I have a tendency to make everything I do into a project, and true to my nature I did it here too. I already had a largish collection of Sadao Hasegawa images and decided to make it complete - or as complete as I could. I trawled the art galleries of the world and I think I got nearly all of his publicly available works. To that end I thank 'Jeune' and Matt & Andrej Koymasky, who helped top-off the collection. Personally I like his tattoo and romantic work best, but I'm not going to sort or select, I'll bring you willy-nilly all I got - then you can choose your own favourites.
WIKIPEDIA says: Sadao Hasegawa, 1945 - 1999, was a prominent Japanese graphic artist specializing in male erotica. His work is notable for superb technical skills, elaborate fantastic settings (occasionally reminiscent of William Blake), and for incorporating Japanese, Indian, South-East Asian and African mythology. While focusing on depictions of muscular male physique, Hasegawa often turns to extreme sexual situations, bondage and SM themes, which, in the context of his stylized fantasy world, attain a nearly sacral intensity.
It's the first publicly available work by Sadao Hasegava that I know of
Son of Leopard I, 1980
Tengu - Long Nosed Goblins, 1980
That Floating Feeling, 1980
Snake I, 1980
Snake II, 1980
Snake III, 1981
Ryu Jin Zu I - Dragon God I, 1981
Ryu Jin Zu II - Dragon God I, 1981
The Mask, 1981
The Talons of the Emissary, 1981
Matsuri Goto - Festivities, 1981
Kabuki I, 1981
Kabuki II, 1981
Kabuki III, 1981
Matsuri Goto I - Festivities I, 1981
Matsuri Goto II - Festivities II, 1981
Rope I, 1981
Rope II, 1981
Rope III, 1981
Rope IV, 1981
Rope V, 1981
Gon Gu Edo I - Joyfully Seeking the Impure Land I, 1981
Gon Gu Edo II - Joyfully Seeking the Impure Land II, 1981
Kurama Tengu - The Long-nosed Goblin from Kurama, 1981
From the story of the Princess and the Eight Dogs, 1981
Tsuchi Gumo - Ground Spider, 1981
The Sign of Cancer, 1981
To the Sea, 1981
Sea Spirit, 1982
Earth Spirit, 1982
Fire Spirit, 1982
Le sang et la rose - To Beardsley, 1982
Blue Narcissus, 1982
Tsuru Kame - Crane and Turtle, 1982
Voice from Heaven, 1982
Matsuri - Festival, 1982
Shishi Odori I - Lion Dance I, 1982
Shishi Odori II - Lion Dance II, 1982
Shishi Odori III - Lion Dance III, 1982
PAGE II 1982 - 1991
SADAO HASEGAWA was born in a small town in the north of Japan. He was an introspective boy who had few friends and found his greatest joy in nature. Later he found the same joy in the myths and legends of Africa, India, Thailand and various places in south-east Asia. He channeled his multiple experiences and his unique perception of the beauty and mystery of male sexuality and erotica into his works. Sadao Hasegawa saw no inconsistency in mixing together the African mask, the Thai nature spirit and the details of Japanese domination and bondage.