Signed: Kōchōrō Toyokuni ga
Artist's seal: toshidama
Publisher: Kogaya Katsugorō
(Marks 262 - seal 19-042)
Inset signed: Toyokuni monjin Kunimichi ga
Censor's seal: Watari
The legend of Kasane begins with Yoemon, a farmer, who married several times and had a one-eyed son, Suke. Yoemon kills Suke only to have his son's deformities repeated in his daughter, Kasane. One day, when Kasane goes out to harvest beans with a sickle, Yoemon tortures her to death (originally, he drowns her, but in later versions, he kills her with her sickle). Kasane's vengeful ghost then possesses Kiku, Yoemon's daughter by his fifth wife and is eventually exorcised.
The inset was designed by Toyokuni's pupil, Kunimichi II (国道), aka Kunishige II.