This painting depicts seventeen Japanese woodblock prints in an apparently haphazard arrangement on a plain white background. The prints appear to be reproductions of typical ukiyo-e prints, decorative scenes of domestic life in classical Japan. Women in elaborate and colourful kimonos walk through blooming gardens, apply make-up or tend to their children. The prints lie scattered, overlapping each other; those in the foreground cast shadows on those underneath. Each of the prints has a wide white border. They have the simple compositions and high viewpoint associated with their genre; the plain white background in some of the prints echoes the white background of the painting.