18. An iron cauldron in the moonlit night (Tsukiyo no kama)

Two scoundrels, Kofuna no Gengo and Koshi Hanzo, try to break and steal a huge iron kettle at full moon. Not very bright. The design reminds us of some of the Hokusai manga. It is in fact in the style known as Toba-e, named after the famous scrolls with caricatures of animals and people in the Kozan temple near Kyoto, attributed to abbot Toba (1053-1140), a Heian nobleman born as Kakuyu. (printed February 1886)