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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Wu Meng (Gomo) letting mosquitoes bite him

    • women; children (people by age group); kimonos; fans (costume accessories); oil lamps; fruit; stoves (heating equipment); Single Built Works; tables (support furniture); men (male humans)
    • Meiji period color woodblock print from the "Parody of 24 Paragons of Filial Piety" series, depicting the dutiful son Gomo eating a pomegranate. Above them Wu Meng has lit a smoking fire to protect his father from mosquitoes.
    • Min Ziqian (Bin Shiken) favors her two sons

    • families; women; children (people by age group); Single Built Works; dwellings; kimonos; hats; suits
    • Print no. 4 of the "24 Paragons" shows at top the story of Min Ziqian (J: Binshiken) whose stepmother preferred his stepbrothers. When his father found out, the wife was ordered out of the house, but young Min begged his father to allow her to...
    • Guo Ju (Kakkyo) finds a gold rice pot

    • men (male humans); women; children (people by age group); lanterns (lighting devices); benches; pots
    • Meiji period color woodblock print from the "Parody of 24 Paragons of Filial Piety" series, depicting the dutiful son of Kakkyo drinking from his mother's cup watched by a pet dog. Above them in a cartouche Kakkyo and his wife are unearthing a pot...
    • Mother and child

    • porches; dwellings; Single Built Works; women; kimonos; children (people by age group); men (male humans); infants; fans (costume accessories); toys (recreational artifacts); stoves (heating equipment); lanterns (lighting devices); Japanese maple
    • Print. no. 6 from the series of parodies of the Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety. The top panel illustrated the story of Lady Tang who breast fed her elderly, toothless mother-in-law. In the lower panel a baby is crawling toward its mother, who...
    • Emperor Wen (Kan Buntei) nurses his mother

    • legends (folk tales); women; kimonos; tables (support furniture); screens (furniture); hairstyles; hair ornaments; elderly; men (male humans); dishes (vessels)
    • The 24 Paragons of Filial Piety depict the self-sacrificing behavior of twenty-four sons and daughters who when to extreme lengths to honor their parents, stepparents, grandparents, and in-laws.The upper panel depicts Kan no Buntei, second emperor...
    • Wang Xiang (Osho) ice fishes for mother's meal

    • flowers (plants); women; kimonos; hairstyles; hair ornaments; bridges (built works); parasols; sandals; girls; boats; swimming; fishing
    • Among the legends represented in the 24 Paragons of Filial Piety is the story of Wang Xiang (Osho), a third-century court official who, to fulfill his ill stepmother's craving for fresh fish in midwinter, caught some carp by lying on the ice until...
    • Dinglan (Teiran) honors his ancestors

    • women; kimonos; fans (costume accessories); lanterns (lighting devices); tables (support furniture); figurines; rain; trees; shrines (structures)
    • The book entitled "The Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety" was written by the Chinese scholar Guo Jujing during the Yuan Dynasty. The book recounts the extremes to which twenty-four sons and daughters go to honor their elders. This type of print...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Luji (Rikuseki) brings oranges to his mother

    • men (male humans); women; children (people by age group); kimonos; flowers (plants); vases; cabinets (case furniture); books; tables (support furniture); works of art
    • When Lu Ji was six years old, he traveled with his father to visit the Chief Minister of Nan Yang. The minister ordered his servants to bring a dish of oranges to offer to the young boy. Lu Ji secreted the fruit away in the sleeve of his robe. When...

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