In this picture, there is a woman with freshly washed hair holding an ornamental hairpin with a ball at the end in her right hand and beni-choko in her left hand. She has an apron on her shoulders and back to prevent her clothes from getting stained.
A safflower is drawn in the upper left of the picture with a quote from the poet Onono Komachi from Kokin Wakashu(Collection of Japanese Poems of Ancient and Modern Times).
The name Onono Komachi was synonymous with beauty, and lip rouge named Komachi-beni started to be sold in the late Edo Period. Associating beni with beauty was a key marketing strategy of the beni-ya of the time. The words “Amagoi-Komachi” in the upper right of this picture were written by Tanekazu Ryutei (1807–1858), who was a pupil of Tanehiko Ryutei (an author of the late Edo Period) and is an anecdote connecting Onono Komachi with Komachi-beni.