Genji sits drinking sake on a veranda on an autumnal evening, enjoying a dance performance accompanied by three musicians in a boat. His female companions also watch the spectacle.
This is the first edition published by Sanoya Kihei. A later edition was issued by a different publisher (Tsujiokaya Kamekichi) using different woodblocks. There are clear differences between the two editions, including the signature Toyokuni ga used on the early edition, as here, with Toyokuni hitsu on the later edition, as well as differing kimono patterns and lantern decorations. The superior quality of printing and detail of the earlier edition is clear by an extensive use of blind-printing and subtle bokashi (gradation).