5. Woman watching the shadow of a pine branch cast by the moon

This picture illustrates a verse by the celebrated haiku master Takarai Kikaku (1661-1707): "Bright moon - across the tatami mats shadows of pine branches" (printed October 1885). Stevenson* points out that, based on the hairstyle, the round uchiwa fan, and several other style elements, this design probably is a homage to Utamaro (1754-1806)