CLICK). This is the only example of Shunga I know for certain will be in the show: Hokusai's Tako to ama, which literally means Octopus and pearl diver. Its English title is The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife. It depicts a cartoon octopus performing cunnilingus on a young pearl diver while a smaller octopus - the big one's son - tickles her mouth and a nipple with its tentacles. The text in the background gives a rude commentary on her erotic experience. CLICK for a larger graphic. CLICK to learn more about Shunga (spring pictures). CLICK for The British Museum research project Shunga: sex and humour in Japanese art 1600-1900.