Poor fellow. His wife was too beautiful. It all started when he lost to Ushitora at gambling. If she were ugly, he'd only have lost his house. But old Tokuemon was drooling all over her. Ushitora saw a change to draw Tokuemon to his side. He took the wife and house and dangled them in front of Tokuemon. This poor fool built a hut right next to his former house just so he could watch helplessly as Tokuemon ravishes his wife every day.