The letter is addressed to the courtesan Hatsuito of the Yamashiroya. The poem reads: "Where does it cast its shade as I go wandering, my clover-dyed Shimejino cloak?" (transl. Jack Hillier in Suzuki Harunobu, an exhibition of his colour-prints and illustrated books on the occasion of the bicentenary of his death in 1770 [Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1970], no. 131).