Goyu, which was a little less than six 'miles northwest of Yoshida, is bypassed by the modern Tokaido Route, and as a result it is closer to its premodern state than any other town in the Tokaido series. In Hiroshige's tỉme, the waitresses at its inns were known for their persistence in trying to entice customers, and in this picture the artist has depicted two of them literally dragging a pair of travelers into their shop. The scene was quite possibly inspired by a passage in Hizakurige.
Perhaps the most interesting feature of this print is the set of signs hanging in the inn. The four at the extreme right say "Continuation of the Tokaido Pictures,'""Jirobei, Engraver," "Heibei, Printer," and "drawings by ichiryusai," Ichiryusai being one of Hiroshige's pseudonyms. Partly visible inside the room is a circular plaque bearing the name of Takeuchi, the publisher of the Tokaido prints. Devices like this for giving the names of the designer and publisher of prints were fairly common, but it was extremely unusual to mention the names of printers or engravers, who were among the Continuation lowliest of artisans.