In this quiet scene of country life, Yoshitoshi depicts a peasant couple relaxing with their baby, only just visible in his mother’s arms. The family sits on a straw mat under a trellis overgrown with vines of the night-blooming hechima, also known as “moonflowers.” After a day of hard work, they enjoy the evening and sip sake that has been warmed in a teapot. The inscribed poem describes their pleasure in the cool evening, the flowers, and the beautiful moon overhead. It reads: “pleasure is this/ to lie cool under the moonflower bower/ the man in his undershirt, the woman in her slip.” Yoshitoshi presents this informal, anonymous scene with great sensitivity. The sagging shoulder of the woman’s top suggests that she is nursing her child, while the man reclines in the evening breeze.