In the late Edo period, the Kumano Jūnisha Shrine flourished by combining the appeals of powerful deities with a scenic site. Hiroshige depicts the broad expanse of Jūnisō Pond, fringed with veranda like tea stalls and, to the lower left, a two-story restaurant. Trees, including a curiously barrenwillow, ring the pond. In the distance, beyond the yellow bands of mist, looms what is probably the outline of trees on the higher ground to the southwest. In the Meiji period (1868–1912), the pond thrived as an entertainment center and summer retreat, as it had in Hiroshige's time.