Against the backdrop of Mount Misen and approaching ships, the iconic torii of Itsukushima Shrine rises from the sea, truncated by the left and top margins. To the right, a boat decorated for the Kangensai Festival steers toward the torii and the shrine beyond. Held on the 17th day of the 6th month of the lunar calendar, the Kangensai Festival takes its name from kangen, or a type of classical court music played with winds, strings, and percussion. During this music-filled celebration, an elaborate boat of musicians ferries a portable shrine across the Inland Sea, returning just before midnight. Itsukushima, also known as Miyajima, is one of the “Three Famous Views of Japan” (Nihon Sankei). Today, Aki Province belongs to western Hiroshima Prefecture.