In this print, Yoshitoshi tells the tragic tale of Ochiyo, a servant woman in a noble household who fell deeply in love. When she received news of her lover’s death, she went mad. She walked around the city rereading his love letters until they turned to tatters. Eventually, she died of grief. In Yoshitoshi’s imagining of the tale, the crescent moon peeks just above a cloud, casting a faint, eerie light on Kyoto’s Gojo Bridge. Ochiyo’s long hair hangs loose and unkempt, her kimono disheveled, and her feet bare as she stands alone on a ghostly bridge. Her expression is blank, possessed by grief, while the long, fraying letters writhe through the air.