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    • Yang Xiang

    • men (male humans); women; children (people by age group); kimonos
    • In this comparison, humor dominates lessons in filial piety. While the Chinese lad Yang Xiang was noted for having saved his father from a tiger, the little boy in the lower scene hardly needs to protect his mother from the family cat. In fact,...
    • Snake: Shinobazu Benzaiten

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; hair ornaments; folding screens; koto; lanterns (lighting devices); bridges (built works); trees; musical instruments
    • A woman leans lightly forward to play a koto. While she appears to be inside, backed by a folding screen and seated near a paper lantern that glows softly, the inset shows blossoming cherry trees around Shinobazu Pond at Ueno, with its shrine to...
    • Shujusho

    • women; elderly; kimonos; men (male humans); hats; Single Built Works; trees; fences; hand spinning; bridges
    • An image from the series of parodies of the Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety, in which a bijin with a green sack stands at a gate, while an old woman can be seen in the interior of the house behind the gate. The inset shows a young man and...
    • Lady Tang

    • women; children (people by age group); elderly; kimonos; fans (costume accessories); porches; gardens; Japanese maple; lanterns (lighting devices)
    • In print #6 Chikanobu has inverted the filial piety narratives: Cui Nanshan’s young wife Lady Tang willing suckles her husband’s great grandmother, who has no teeth, but in the Japanese scene, a mother attracts her baby son to come nurse. The...
    • Monkey: Minami Denmacho parade float

    • men (male humans); banners; fans (costume accessories); costume; parades; hairstyles; sandals; hats
    • Two young men dressed in festival costumes stand in the foreground. Behind them another fellow raises wooden clappers to make a loud noise. The inset shows a Hie Sanno Festival float topped by a statue of a monkey, the messenger of the Sanno /...
    • Kioshi

    • women; children (people by age group); elderly; Single Built Works; bamboo; bodies of water; kimonos; fans (costume accessories); benches; fishing
    • Meiji period color woodblock print depicting a young boy fishing for what appear to be fancy goldfish. His mother is seated on a bench nearby, at the water's edge. Above is a scene with a young woman fetching water for tea for an elderly woman...
    • Tiger, Kagurazaka Bishamon

    • women; children (people by age group); boys; helmets; kimonos; spears (weapons); temples (structures); Built complexes and districts;
    • A boy is dressed like the Buddhist Guardian King Bishamonten, holding a trident and wooden pagoda (that represents the relics of the historical Buddha). The boy's mother holds a calico cat (a "tiger" symbol) while the family servant giggles and...
    • Pine-mushrooms

    • women; kimonos; waterfalls (natural bodies of water); hairstyles; baskets; flowers (plants); baskets; curtains
    • Meiji period color woodblock triptych depicting a group of bijin in an outdoor setting picking mushrooms. A waterfall is seen in the background in the center panel. Bright colors used in the image create a fantastic appearance.
    • Rat: Denzu-in Daikokuten

    • women; children (people by age group); kimonos; hats; trees; temples
    • A mother carries her son, who is wearing a tam-o'shanter or daikoku zukin, a cap associated with Daikokuten, God of Wealth and one of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune. The boy's kimono has various auspicious symbols, including a magic mallet (used by...
    • Rabbit: Kameido Myogi Shrine

    • women; children (people by age group); kimonos; hairstyles; trees; flowers (plants); sandals; shrines (structures)
    • The Shinto Shrine at Kameido is dedicated to Sugawara Michizane, also known as Kitano Tenjin, who had a great love of plum blossoms, so the grounds are noted for their early spring flowers (a branch of which juts into the composition and extends...
    • Sheep: Ueno Zoo

    • women; men (male humans); children (people by age group); girls; boys; hats; hairstyles; Built complexes and districts; zoos
    • Two women accompany a young girl in the foreground, while at rear a man in kimono and Western style hat supervises his son and daughter petting a ram at the Tokyo Zoo, founded in 1882 at Ueno Park.
    • Caishun (Sanjun) outtalks robbers

    • legends (folk tales); men (male humans); women; children (people by age group); swords; kimonos; waterfalls (natural bodies of water); baskets
    • The 24 Paragons of Filial Piety are based on a compilation of Confucian tales of exemplary behavior by children to their elders. In this tale, Chi Shun went into the forest to gather mulberries for his widowed mother, throwing the ripe, black...
    • Dog: Kanda Myojin Shrine first visit

    • women; men (male humans); children (people by age group); kimonos; trees; built complexes and districts; hairstyles; hair ornaments
    • A family returns from the Shinto shrine of Kanda Myojin where they have received blessings for their children, including the baby wrapped in a purple cloak decorated with auspicious symbols. The young boy carries a packet of "1000 year candy" /...
    • Bird: Asakusa Rice Fields

    • women; men (male humans); kimonos; banners; sandals; headgear
    • In the 11th month, the Tori no Ichi Festival is held at the Hanamata Washi Daimyojin Shinto Shrine of the Buddhist temple of Chokoku-ji. An important image at the temple, popular with actors and courtesans, depicts Myoken, Bodhisattva of the North...
    • Boar, Shitaya Marishiten

    • women; kimonos; built works; built complexes and districts
    • The esoteric Buddhist deity Marishiten is of Indian origin, the daughter of Brahma (J: Bonten) and associated with rays of the sun. Images of Marishi have multiple arms and faces and are shown riding a wild boar, hence the association with this...
    • Shun

    • men (male humans); women; mountains; trees; kimonos
    • The upper panel shows the Chinese boy Shun with a hoe and the main image has a Japanese woman with a hoe. According to the Guo Jujing story, Shun was so diligent in plowing his parents' field, even though they were cruel to him, that elephants came...
    • Tanzi

    • men (male humans); women; children (people by age group); hunting; kimonos
    • These 2 pictures seem to be only tangentially related. At top Tanzi is dressed in deer hide so he could sneak into a herd of deer to get milk for his ailing parents. However, when a hunter was about to shoot the deer, Tanzi revealed his identity,...
    • Zheng Shen

    • women; men (male humans); trees; kimonos; sandals
    • In many, but not all, of the 24 examples, Chikanobu substitutes a female for the male Chinese paragon, making the series part of the didactic vocabulary available to young Japanese women who need to learn such values. In the second print of the...

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