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Maker(s):Torii Kiyotsune
Culture:Japanese (active 1757-1779)
Title:Saijun, from the picture book Ehon Nijushiko [Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety]
Date Made:1774
Materials:Color woodblock print (woodcut) on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Sheet/Image: 7 1/16 in x 5 1/4 in; 17.9 cm x 13.3 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Kiyotsune ga]; INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. ctr. (black ink): [Japanese character, Saijun gokan no hito no chichi no okure [ill.]].
Accession Number:  MH 1997.2.4
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Vertical view of the story of the filial Chinese son Cai Shun ("Saijun" in Japanese) encountered bandits, who gave him food after hearing his story. A man kneeling in the foreground with two baskets and a leg of beef. A guard standing to the right, a man with red paints on the face sitting in the middle, and another man carrying two bundles of rice walking out from a sceen.

legends; Chinese; ethics

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