In this print, Yoshitoshi portrays seventeen-year-old Kazan, the sixty-fifth emperor of Japan who ruled from 985 to 987. He was so distressed by the death of his beloved consort that he abdicated the throne and became a priest at Gangyo Temple. This temple has since been renamed in his honor. Yoshitoshi depicts the young emperor on his evening journey to the temple, accompanied by only one retainer. Kazan wears his courtly hat and a luxurious kimono as he stands beside a cryptomeria tree, a royal symbol.