A typical Thursday. Pena gives himself a hand while going through a catalog of shunga prints. Later he reads a classical pillow poem by Yadoya no Meshimori.
In the bathhouse / Under blossoming cherry tree / While taking an afternoon nap / The music lesson / You are like a butterfly / Deeper, please / Love beside a shi shi dragon / Like an explosion on Fuji in spring / First time: young girl and her music teacher / Good times / After a smoke / The writing lesson / A moment of pleasure between a courtesan and a kabuki actor / Self-satisfaction / Under the mosquito net / Ninth month: chrysanthemums / Sekitori sumo wrestler / Maneemon in bath house / Winter night / Night at Fukagawa / Male prostitute: willow storm / Bamboo river / The season of chrysanthemums / Man who dreamed of her for nine years / Writing a love poem
‘Its beak caught firmly in the clam shell the snipe cannot fly away on an autumn evening’