This print depicts a procession celebrating the Sanno Festival at Hie Shrine, a summer festival still celebrated in Tokyo today. An elaborately costumed figure stands atop the float and raises a gohei, a paper-covered wand used to evoke the Shinto gods. Typically, these figures were not real people, but dolls. To the bottom right, a drum topped with an ornament of a rooster, a symbol of good government, appears in the procession. The ornate brocade that covers the float matches the drama of the figure’s flowing red wig and spectacular costume.