Shinagawa, which is about four and one-half miles south of Nihombashi, was the first stopping place on the Tokaido. As the southern entrance to Edo, it was a bustling center of traffic, whose streets were lined with teahouses, restaurants, and geisha houses.
Here one sees, not the first, but the last members of the daimyo procession shown in the previous plate. The street down which it passes lies between a mountain known as Yatsuyama and the Bay of Edo. Again the time is early morning, and in the distance one can see the first pure light of the rising sun.
There is another version of this print in which the number of people in the daimyo's retinue is much larger, but this is clearly a later revision.