The eighteenth print appearing in Volume 1 of Gishi taikan, edited by Fukumoto Nichinan.
Ōishi Yoshio stands in a garden of his home in rural Yamashina, southeast of Kyoto, where he has gone into seclusion. From there, he will contact the former retainers of the Lord of Akō, Asano Naganori, to plan their revenge.
In Section 66 of Genroku kaikyoroku, Fukumoto tell us that Ōishi received many offers to serve other lords in their domains, but that "he refused all of these invitations, and as a sign that he no longer had any hope in this world he bought a house in Yamashina, sought out land in the rice fields, and even brought carpenters and plasterers from Kyoto to build a detached retreat house. He also planted his favorite peonies in front of the house and brought his wife and children all the way from Toyooka, pretending that he was going to pass the reins of the family to Matsunojo [his first son later known as Ōishi Chikara] and that he was going to spend his last days as a landowning hermit, enjoying the beauty of flowers, birds, wind and moon."
 my translation of section 66 of Genroku kaikyoroku (山科の隠栖諸侯の招聘と荒木重左衛門の返書内蔵助と直江山城守) 元禄快挙録（上）