Suzumi-bune (lost Japanese pornographic animated short; 1932)

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This article has been tagged as NSFW due to its pornographic subject matter.


Still from Nonki-na Tou-san Ryuuguu Mairi (1925) also directed by Hakusan Kimura.

Status: Lost

Suzumi-bune, or Suzumi fune (涼み舟 - "Cool Ship") is a short 1932 pornographic animated film directed by Hakusan Kimura. The film is widely considered to be the first piece of pornographic animation produced in Japan.[1]

The film was in production in 1932 and was planned to be the first part of an erotic two-reeler, but was seized by the police before it was completed. It was consequently never released.

At some point in the early 2000's, the Tokyo police donated remnants of the film to the National Film Center.[2] The print is 10 minutes long.[3]


  1. Hakusan Kimura filmography and brief biography. Retrieved 27 Mar '16.
  2. The Anime Encyclopedia by Jonathan Clements and Helen McCarthy.
  3. Suzumi-bune at Wikipedia. Retrieved 05 Nov '15.