Dominating the composition at a three-quarter view, Yugasan torii rises from Tanokuchi Harbor, towering over the village, ships, and Inland Sea beyond. Hiroshige lends the scene a sense of depth through the use of foreshortening. Torii mark the entrance to sacred Shinto sites, in this case Yuga Shrine on Mount Yuga. Also home to Rendai Temple, Mount Yuga was a popular pilgrimage destination. Today, the former Bizen Province belongs to southeastern Okayama Prefecture.