This famous erotic set is the 1830s edition with mica grounds, hand-coloring and enhanced female genitalia. The first edition, published as Fukujuso (The Adonis Plant, a New Year's symbol), includes text considered superfluous in the deluxe version here but that amplifies the action in this version, such as the woman's dismissing her lover's pressing questions in plate 10. The set takes its nickname "Plovers above Waves" from the design on plate one in the first edition that was repeated on the original embossed covers of the second series. Plovers are sprightly birds that cavort over the foam spewed from cresting waves.
The plate 2 of this set consists of two printed sheets attached together with partial hand coloring and cut out. It may be originally a proof print (kyogo-zuri) used for the color study of this series.