An unusually large kama (iron cauldron) peeks across the left edge of the print. Beside it, a pair of scoundrels named Kofuna no Gengo and Koshi Hanzo plan their foolhardy robbery. Armed with a mallet and a handsaw, they consider how they might smash the kama, so that they can carry it away in small pieces. Yet as the viewer knows, their effort will achieve little more than alerting the owner to their thievery. Yoshitoshi portrays this humorous subject in a style close to caricature with exaggerated expressions and comical proportions. Appropriately, this print is signed Yoshitoshi giga, or “drawn for amusement by Yoshitoshi.” He typically reserved this signature for his caricature and parody prints.