In Chinese mythology, Chang’e is the woman in the moon. Her husband was a heroic archer who was rewarded for his services to the gods with the elixir of immortality. In her husband’s absence, Chang’e stole the potion and drank it herself. She then ascended to the moon and became a goddess, though some versions of the tale state that she was turned into a frog as punishment. In this design, Yoshitoshi alludes to both of these endings. He captures Chang’e in her ascent, rising above the yellow and grey of the clouds to the blushing moon. As the ribbons of her robes curl in the wind, she glances down at her hand and the small frog atop the empty jade container.