Dawn breaks as guests make their departure from the Shin-Yoshiwara licensed brothel district after a night of revelry. Blue headscarves provide some disguise for the male guests as they depart while the sky begins to lighten above. A high-ranking courtesan accompanies one guest to the gate, which is framed by blossoming cherry trees indicating spring and the annual cherry-blossom festival.
The series 'One Hundred Views of Famous Views of Edo' (Meisho Edo hyakkei) comprises one hundred and twenty prints landscape prints in vertical format depicting famous sites in and around the city of Edo, including a contents page. The set was designed over approximately three years between February 1856 and October 1858, with one print by Hiroshige II added in April 1859, seven months after Hiroshige’s untimely death.