FACSIMILE REPRODUCTION: Tôto Meisho Series: White Rain on Nihon Bridge (Nihonbashi no shirazame)
Vertical lines stream downward across the print indicate torrents of rain. Several travelers with umbrallas and straw hats are walking across the bridge over the river. A village alongside the river and mountains are shown in the background.
Stoneware teabowl with dark green glaze coating the inside and outer top three-quarters of the dently curving sides. The green glaze drips off the side of the bowl near the base, frozen in suspension. At the rim of the bowl the color of the stoneware shows through a thin layer of glaze.
Evening in Tokyo: Figures in Silhouette behind a Shoji screen
Near dusk, a woman in a kimono walks outside a Japanese style building with a shoji screen for a wall. The silhouettes of merry-makers inside can be seen, revealing the figure of a man and also a woman, probably a geisha, holding an instrument that appears to be a shamisen.
A man and a woman amble down the street under a crescent moon. The woman plays a stringed instrument, and a woman on a balcony above leans out to listen. Two small dogs in the street appear to howl up at the moon, perhaps joining in the chorus.
Evening Scene in Tokyo: Woman with Umbrella on Bridge
A woman who just got out of a public bath is crossing a bridge and trying to protect herself with an umbrella from the wind and rain of a sudden yûdachi. She uses one hand to keep her kimono decorated with fishing net and sea anemone patterns from flying open, and carries a soap pouch in her mouth. Three swallows fly above. The title, yu agari ("after the bath") is inscribed in the lower left hand corner of the print, just above a seal with the artist's name, Hiroaki.