Goyo Hashiguchi was not only an artist, but a collector and scholar of traditional ukiyo-e. He was particularly fond of Utamaro and Hiroshige, and wrote articles about both artists. His love of Hiroshige’s works can easily be seen in his landscapes. Using a soft palette of colors with careful attention to the gradients in the sky and the mountains, Goyo appears to have drawn inspiration from Hiroshige’s use of unique perspective and elements that interrupt the scene. This print was supervised by Goyo during his lifetime. The blocks for Evening Moon over Kobe were carved by Shichinosuke Takano and printed by Kanzo Somekawa.