Kuniyoshi Old-Buddhist. A house with a shunga netsuke over its lintel would be protected from fire. More Info freewebstore. The men in these carvings generally sported humungous dicks and the women always looked rather pleased. Shunga Ruso-Japanese.
To own one meant fertility and success.
Bertholet Collection. Kuniyoshi Old-Buddhist. Japanese sculpture. Netsuke were primarily carved from ivory or bone though wood and whale tooth were also fashionable.
In Japan a happy sex life had long been associated as a means to safeguard against bad luck.