“In an unusual position an older woman is balancing on the lap of her husband while being penetrated from underneath.”
Look for the magnificent printing details such as the use of silver and gold pigments and the highly detailed carving of the individual hair-lines.
Ukiyo-e expert dr. Richard Lane comments the following on the original Hokusai design in Lovemaking at New Year’s (aka The Adonis Plant):
“Here the mature lovers – doubtless man and wife – are depicted in a near-acrobatic position rather reminiscent of Utamaro’s plate in Ehon Komachibiki. And Hokusai’s notable outdoor scene of his famed shunga book Kinoe no komatsu also bears interesting comparison. But with such a composition as this one, there is less unity than that found in the earlier Hokusai scenes of the album – and our attention is drawn more to the female’s directions to the male, for optional vaginal and clitoral pleasure”. Antique Japanese color woodblock.