In the lawless town of Barato, Hyakunosuke Ogata sees Hijikata while having a shave in a barbershop. In Sapporo, Shiraishi meets Ushiyama who takes him to Ienaga who is also still alive, and secretly gets a copy of Kazuo's tattoo. Shiraishi then reunites with his companions without telling them about Ushiyama and Ienaga. They go hunting near Naganuma to raise funds to buy explosives and catch a red-pelted "Trickster Fox" along with some river otters. In Asirpa's village they meet a travelling Ainu fortune teller named Inkarmat wearing a red fox fur. She advises Sugimoto to forsake his plans, however Asirpa does not trust her. Shiraishi takes their money to the horse races with Inkarmat where he wins on two races using her predictions. Meanwhile Kiroranke meets some old friends who ask him to ride a horse in the last race for a yakuza boss and lose. Shiraishi bets all his money on the last race, but Kiroranke wins the race, causing Shiraishi to lose his money. In Barato, Hyakunosuke Ogata finds Hijikata and offers him a tattooed skin to join his group. Shiraishi tells Sugimoto and the others that one of Ienaga's clients saw a tattooed skin in Yuubari, and he convinces them to go there instead of Abashiri. Sugimoto's group now have five tattooed code skins.