The bandit priest Kumasaka Chohan led a group of robbers. Minamoto no Yoshitsune killed Chohan when his gang staged a night attack on an inn where Yoshitsune was staying. In this scene from the noh play Kumasaka, the ghost of Kumasaka Chohan appears to a traveling priest one moonlit night beside a pine tree. On the stage, neither the pine tree nor the moon is shown–the audience imagines them from the dialogue. Yoshitoshi depicts the ghost in an extravagant noh costume and fierce, dynamic posture. The ghost’s halberd cannot be contained by the composition, its blade disappearing off the left edge.