This work depicts Menoto Shigenoi appears as a female main character at “KoiNyobo Somewake Taduna” played by Kawarasaki-za Theather in May of 1794 (Kansei 6). Shigenoi and Dateno Yosaku, her lover, their relationship was revealed. He was fired and Sadanoshin Takemora, his father committed seppuku suicide, Yonosuke, their only son, becomes a horse driver. He names himself as Sankichi of natural born. When Shigenoi escorted her princess goes down to Irima Family in Hamamatsu as an adopted daughter, she meets Sankichi of a horse drive of natural born on the way to there. Because of her mission as an usher, she cannot unite with Sankichi as a mother and son, and she has to leave. This picture illustrates the moment of the episode.
This work illustrates Hanshiro Iwai IV; he was admired with Kikunojo Segawa III as a best female role actor at that time. This would be one of the best half body female role portrait works Sharaku did: it is because Sharaku fully depicted the significance of Hanshiro. This portrait pervades the warm characteristics of Shigenoi as a menoto (breast-feeding mother of highborn baby). Her kimono’s combinations, light crimson fan with butterfly in white and light green long over garment with crimson inner, are simple; however, she seems to be settle down, an amulet case in her hand sets calmly, and her appearance makes us feel some dignity who works for the daimyo’s family. He was written: “ An actor who has both beauty and quality” in the review at that time. That is definitely tells about him.