This pair of screens of life in the capital focuses on entertainment and daily life. There is no sign of the Gion festival floats, the imperial palace, or Nijo Castle, the usual establishment scenes. The right screen concentrates on the shrines and temples of the Higashiyama hills on the eastern edge of Kyoto. Reading the screen from right to left the sights include archery and wrestling at the Sanjusangendo, a delegation of Koreans visiting the Great Buddha, the Hokoku Shrine, Kiyomizu temple, the Yasaka pagoda and Gion Shrine. Along the river at the lower edge of the screen monks raise money for a temple at Gojo ("Fifth Avenue") Bridge, on the far right, and spectators throng to view a performance of kabuki at Shijo.
The left screen features the western half of the capital. Kitano Shrine appears in the lower right. Devotees of Michizane arrive carrying ema (votive pictures) painted with oxen for dedication at the shrine. The Golden Pavilion appears immediately above Kitano Shrine. Arashiyama, in the southwest, is shown as usual in the upper left corner. Among the sights chosen from this district are the Saga Shakado and Matsunoo Taisha.