Pregnant Japanese women optical illusion

Half-naked pregnant women playing in summer heat

There are ten bodies but only five heads in this 19th Century Japanese woodblock of pregnant women.

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The woodblock print "Mimochi on’na natsu no tawamure – Gotō juttai no zu" (Pregnant women playing in summer heat - 5 heads with 10 bodies) was made by artist Kunitoshi Utagawa in 1881.

This illusion uses similar principles as the puzzles found in this Deceptology post: Two deceptive 19th Century puzzles: The Trick Mule Puzzle, and The Dead Dog Puzzle>>

From the University of California, San Francisco, Special Collections>>

1 comment:

  1. It's the dance of the butt-naked pregos!

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