The historical Amako Haruhisa (1514-1562) was the grandson of Amako Tsunehisa (1458-1541), founder of the Amako clan in the Chûgoku region. In 1486 Tsunehisa conquered the province of Izumo and the island of Oki. In 1541 Haruhisa inherited control of the clan from his grandfather, but with Haruhisa's death, the Amako weakened. In 1566, Gassan-Toda castle in Izumo fell to the Mori Montonari (1497-1571), whereupon Haruhisa's successor Amako Yoshihisa (died 1610) surrendered and was forced into exile. The play Keisei suô no dairi appears to be a dramatic adaptation of these and other events from the Muromachi period (1333-1574).
The four actors are shown in a dramatic kabuki tableau, as with swords drawn, they pose beneath a violent thunderstorm painted on the stage scenery.
Another impression of the complete triptych is in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Acc #11.35173-5).
References: IKBYS-I, no. 275