88. A country couple enjoys the moonlight with their infant son

A peasant family - the woman breastfeeding her baby, the man enjoying his banshaku or evening drink - relaxing at the end of the day. The poem may have been written by Keika, Yoshitoshi's friend and calligrapher: "Pleasure is this - to lie under the moonflower bower - the man in his shirt, the woman in her under dress. Stevenson* notes that it may be a homage to a similar scene by Edo period artist Kusumi Morikage. (printed October 1890)