Haynes records the Tokyo artist Toyokawa Mitsuyoshi who died ca. 1875. The son of the second Mitsunaga who worked for the Imamura family and was a retainer of the Matsudaira bakufu, see Robert E. Haynes, The Index of Japanese swordfittings and associated artists (Ellwangen, 2001), vol. 2, p. 1118.
The shishimai was a lion-dance performed as a celebration of the New Year.