In 19th century Tokyo, theaters were concentrated in a particular part of town, the Shibaimachi. Visitors could see kabuki plays, attend teahouses, restaurants, and other forms of entertainment in this popular area. A trip to the Shibaimachi offered an opportunity to show off. Yoshitoshi presents a particularly elegant woman in the purple predawn light. In keeping with the fashion of the day, her teeth are blackened, her top lip red and her bottom lip green. This color scheme came from a popular lipstick that delivered a red color with one coat, and an iridescent green when applied in several layers. The beauty dominates the foreground, while graceful shadows return home from a night of reverie.