Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety in China: Lao Laizi (Roraishi),
Ink on paper
9.8 x 7.3 in.
Purchase by the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Signature: "Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi"
In this example from the Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety, Lao Laizi (Roraishi) plays with toys to amuse his parents. Although Lao Laizi himself is already quite advanced in years, he gladly plays the part of a child to lighten the hearts of his elderly parents.
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