The name "Chidori" comes from a story about famous samurai Tachibana Dōsetsu (立花道雪 Tachibana Dōsetsu) (April 22, 1513 – November 2, 1585). Tachibana was in possession of a famous sword called "A Thousand Birds" (千鳥 Chidori). One day, while he was still a young man, he was taking shelter under a tree, as it was raining. Suddenly, a bolt of lightning struck him. However, Tachibana used his Chidori to cut the Thunder God inside the lightning bolt, allowing him to survive. After this incident, he renamed his Chidori to "Lightning Cutter" (雷切 Raikiri).
The artwork of this card is perhaps referring to this origin, as it shows a sword in the back and the monster is shaped as a bird.