Later, when washing his face, he hears the sounds of battle from the mountains and rushes to see what is going on. He sees Hakutaka and Ōzaru fighting Kōga Clan's ninja dogs against. He pulls out his sword and joins the battle to help Iga ninja dogs. He slips on the grass, but continue to fight.
Taichi and Hakutaka'a brothers arrive at the scene, Hikozō prohibits them from joining the fight.