Ichikawa Chūsha VII (1860–1936) played Takechi Mitsuhide in The Picture Book of the Taikō (Ehon Taikō) at the Kabuki Theater in May 1919.

The plot involves a conspiracy to overthrow the lord Oda Harunaga (the historical Oda Nobunaga), led by his subordinate Takechi (in real life, Akechi) Mitsuhide. Here, Mitsuhide appears disguised as a farmer, with a straw cloak and hat. He will mistake his mother for his enemy and accidentally kill her.