A tea-stall waitress looks into a hand-mirror to tidy her lip-rouge behind a half-drawn bamboo blind (sudare). This rare print was originally published by Iseya Rihei, who transferred the copyright to Ezakiya Kichibei. This copy is an early state of those published by Ezakiya as the poem is omitted in later states. Koshikake in the title suggests benches at tea-stalls and the poem alludes to the name of the tea-stall where this girl works, but its name and place are yet unidentified.
For an impression without the poem in the New York Public Library see Kikuchi Sadao, et al., Metoroporitan bijutsukan/Nyuyoku kokuritsu toshokan (The Metropolitan Museum of Art/The New York Public Library), vol. 7 of Ukiyo-e shuka (Tokyo: Shogakukan, 1979), pl. 133, where the author notes that the subject may be Oseyo of the Hiranoya teahouse as suggested by the clothing pattern. For another impression of the Iseya and Ezakiya editions see Shibui Kiyoshi, Utamaro, vol. 13 of Ukiyo-e zuten (Tokyo: Kazama shobo, 1964), p. 69.