“A woman gently forces her lover to end his foreplay and to start his penetration.”
Look for the magnificent printing details such as the use of ‘bokashi’-shading 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 a more mature couple – husband and pregnant wife – are seen at passionate foreplay: the woman urging the playful man to get on with the main act – forthwith directing him in the details of every desired variation of penetration. This is another of the most effective designs in the set,....”. Antique Japanese color woodblock.