տոկուբեին հասկանում է, որ իրեն դաժանորեն խաբել են և հարձակվում է ընկերոջ վրա։ Սակայն ինքն է ծեծվում ընկերոջ և նրա համախոհների կողմից։
While Tokubei is recovering from his beating and returning dejectedly to Ohatsu's place of employment, the Temma House, Kuheiji is headed there to boast of his new wealth and successful scam, after having been busy spreading the story that Tokubei had tried to extort money from Kuheiji.
Ohatsu has no sooner hidden Tokubei under her robes than Kuheiji and some friends arrogantly stride in. While Kuheiji boasts of how Tokubei is sure to be executed or exiled and how he will then possess Ohatsu for himself, Ohatsu and Tokubei communicate through their hands and feet. They resolve to die within the day together.
Scene two ends with them sneaking past the sleeping servant guarding the exit.