The term otokodate refers to the rowdy yet chivalrous townsmen of the Edo period (1603-1868). These vigilantes swaggered about the streets of Edo, showing off their fashionable clothing and defending fellow commoners against overbearing samurai. In this print, the otokodate Fukami Jikyu strikes a bold and prideful pose to show off the flashy floral pattern of his kimono. The black has been burnished to bring out a checkered pattern, adding to the extravagant nature of the outfit. The printer achieved the effect, known as shomenzuri, by placing the pattern block behind the print and rubbing the print surface with a hard object, such as a boar tooth. This use of pressure would bring out a luster in the polished area. Around Jikyu, cherry blossom petals catch the moonlight. As they rain through the composition, Jikyu’s haiku reads: “The full moon/ coming with a challenge/ to flaunt its beautiful brow.” Though Jikyu’s poem admits that the full moon is very lovely, his posture suggests it is not as handsome as Jikyu himself.