Ise Calendar Selection. Dedication of the 12 signs of the zodiac.
Yaburu, Ebisu-ko Festival in Kanna-zuki (the tenth month of the lunar calendar) Collection of Inscriptions on the middle section of Calendars (Isegoyomi Mitate Jūnichoku Yaburu Kanna-zuki Ebisukō Koyomi Chūdan Dukushi)

Painted by Utagawa Toyokuni III Around 1847-1848 (Kōka 4-Kaei 1) Tokyo Shiryō Collection 074-C6-10

With a small picture in the frame that illustrates the table set for Ebisu-ko Festival when merchants in Edo invites their important clients and relatives on the twentieth day of the tenth month to pray for business success, this is a piece that depicts a woman drinking sake in front of a torn letter.

The tenth month of the lunar calendar was the month of 'Kanna-zuki', the month where all the gods left to gather in Izumo and during this month there was a deity who stayed in Edo to take charge. This was Ebisu. Ebisu is the god who brings in business prosperity and on the day of the Ebisu festival, traders would shut up shop early and offer sea breams, sacred sake, mochi (rice cake) and fruits to Ebisu and Daikoku and hold a big feast.
So what does the girl in the picture represent? The title of this illustration is 'Yaburu' (to rip). Yaburu is one of the 12 words used to mark the old calendar as indicators of lucky and unlucky activities and it would be considered very unlucky to make contracts, hold negotiations and seek advice on such a day and even more unlucky to hold a marriage ceremony.
The writing on the screen says that the girl made a promise with someone to meet on this day, but a letter was sent back saying that a meeting would not be possible and so the girl is drowning her sorrows in alcohol. Left behind like Ebisu, the miserable figure of the girl is depicted.