The following images are all the illustrated pages are from the book series ‘Shunshoku Irifune nikki’, issued around 1840, designed by Utagawa Kunimori II (act. ca.1830–1861).
An unusual comical scene portraying a woman satisfying herself with a harigata (dildo) attached to her heel while being watched by an aroused voyeur helping himself.
A very passionate courtesan (look at the tissues surrounding her!) follows the sensual activities that take place in the other room.
A lovely bird’s-eye view of the interior of a brothel showing several activities inside the rooms.
In the hallway of a brothel a young impatient samurai is making advances to a young courtesan. The design is depicted in perspective and in the background we can see a female servant checking on the lights.
In a colorful setting we see a wealthy couple making love while still wearing their luxurious clothes. The folding screen in the background features a phoenix with spread wings.
A very rare scene depicting a female as a wakashu (literally "young-man style") kabuki, normally only concerned young men. While the woman was taking off her make-up she has been convinced to get involved in an intimate get-together.
Cosmetic Tooth Staining
An inexperienced insatiable young samurai is making love to a mature prostitute. She has cosmetic tooth staining called ohaguro. The male’s kimono features mandarin ducks in a stream.
On a pleasure boat a courtesan is cleaning a sake cup in the water of the river while her client is playing with her private parts. In the background we can see a lot of traffic on the water.
A superb scene with a loving couple embracing it each other tightly at the moment of orgasm.
A couple has interrupted their dinner for an intimate exchange. The garden and the pond behind the couple add to the atmosphere.
Biting the Sleeve
A couple involved in wild lovemaking is being watched by a female voyeur who’s looking through a crack of the opened window in the background. In her excitement, the woman laying underneath her partner, is passionately biting the sleeve of her kimono.
Stone Water Basin
Outside on the porch a man has grabbed his lover and is stimulating her private parts while his erected member is ready for action. A stone water basin with a bamboo scoop can be seen next to them.
A subtle scene featuring a woman on the porch of her house getting some water from a bowl. The tissue that sticks out of her private parts is a reminder of her activities inside the house.
An insatiable couple is making love all night long as indicated by the countless tissues surrounding them. The gold-lacquered cupboard behind them features a kingfisher sitting on a twig lurking for prey.
A dynamic comical scene of a male jumping of a balcony while being chased by a dangerous woman holding a wakizashi (samurai short sword).
A middle-aged samurai is moistening his fingers to make it easier for his huge member to penetrate his lover’s vulva.
A striking design featuring a couple that are about to have mutual oral sex in the sixty-nine pose. The gold-lacquered folding screen behind them feature swallows and peonies.
A maiko (a young geisha in practice) has plied a customer and they are now negotiating on the special services of the mature courtesan who is standing at the door.
A vigilant couple sitting on a porch in the front of their house are scanning their surroundings. The woman is stroking the man’s penis as they get ready for intercourse.
Behind the Scenes
A courtesan is handing a wig to her colleague. They are getting ready to get to work. A very interesting ‘behind the scenes’-design.
A merchant is standing in front of the entrance of a brothel.”
“Two courtesans have a get-together during their chores. This woodblock design has been printed almost exclusively in the colors grey and light blue.”
“A courtesan and her client are relaxing in a private room. This design is dominated by the colors grey and light blue.”
“A peaceful image of a flower arrangement and a garland.”