As the Yodo River curves below, the rugged peak of Mount Otoko breaks through the clouds. Mount Otoko was home to Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine, one of Japan’s most important Shinto sites and a popular pilgrimage destination. The use of bokashi (color gradation) infuses the scene with a rich atmosphere. From the pink and purple of the clouds to the blue horizon and the yellow sky, the soft, graduated shades evoke the light of dusk. Meanwhile, the overprinted grey on the mountain peaks promises imminent nightfall. Today, the former Kawachi Province is part of eastern Osaka Prefecture.