In 19th-century Tokyo, theaters were concentrated in the Shibaimachi district. Visitors could see kabuki plays, attend teahouses, restaurants, and enjoy other forms of entertainment. For many, a trip to Shibaimachi offered an opportunity to show off. Yoshitoshi presents a particularly elegant woman in the purple glow of the predawn light. In keeping with the fashion of her day, a red top lip and green bottom lip framed her blackened teeth. While the blackened teeth indicate that she is married, the two-tone lips suggest wealth. This color scheme, known as sasairobeni, could be achieved only through the highest quality beni, a lipstick made from safflower. This popular cosmetic delivered a red color with one coat, and an iridescent green when applied in several layers. The beauty dominates the foreground, while graceful shadows move through the morning mist behind her.