The title of this print can be translated to “Five Festivals,” and refers to the old woman dressed as a nun. The term myobu is a title for a mid-ranking court lady, while Gosechi refers to a series of celebrations held each November at the Imperial palace. In this print, the “Gosechi Lady” plucks the koto, rousing memories of former splendor in the hearts of her audience. As she sits in the ruins of a once grand mansion, it leads to the viewer to wonder if she was at one time a celebrated beauty. Her courtly companions weep as they recall the splendid festivities of bygone days. This print evokes a powerful sense of nostalgia, an emotion keenly felt by Yoshitoshi himself as Japan modernized.