Even miners who frequently had fights or exchanged blows with swords made up with each other
after fighting through arbitration procedure.
When a man of influence in the pit arbitrated between the parties concerned, there was a ritual to reconcile them.
The arbitrator, who is in the center of this painting,
held cups filled with Sake in his hands with his arms crossed and let both parties drink it.
He reversed the upper and lower positions of his arms to let both parties drink Sake again.
In this painting, the details of arbitration procedure are recorded.