Two travelers are having refreshments at a wayside tea house, from which another traveler has just departed. A woman, with a child on her back, is waiting on them. The travelers were Yajisan and Kitasan, popular manga novel characters back then. Beside the tea house grows a plum tree, just bursting into blossom against the rosy sky. Behind, rises a grey hill tinted with brown. Here, travelers enjoyed grated yam broth, the local specialty, while appreciating the green leaves and plum flowers of the early spring. Basho, the most famous Haiku poet in Japan, praised the scenery and the broth in one of his Haiku poems.