Furuyama Moromasa was a son of Furuyama Moroshige (act. late 17-18th c.), one of the best pupils of Hishikawa Moronobu. Shuttlecock (hagoita) is a very popular children's game at New Year's. Here a courtesan and her attendant are playing the game in the Yoshiwara in front of the Matsuya, a brothel on the Nakanocho, the main street of the Yoshiwara, just inside the Main Gate. The Matsuya, run by Matsuya Shobei, was one of the seven most famous brothels in the Yoshiwara.