Perched on the back of the giant toad he conjured, the robber Jiraiya (played by Ichikawa Danjuro VIII) faces off with his master's enemy, Orochimaru (played by Orochimaru). In the right sheet, Yashagoro (played by Ichikawa Kuzo II) draws his sword, while to the left, Princess Tagoto holds a halberd (played by Iwai Kumesaburo III). Inspired by Kunisada's illustration from the popular serial novel Tale of the Hero Jiraiya, Kuniyoshi brings the dramatic scene at Mt. Myoko to life with sweeping scale. Though the tale was adapted for the Kabuki stage in 1852, this composition does not match the staging at the Kawarasaki Theater in 1852. Thus, scholars have suggested that this design was released in promotion of the upcoming performance.