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Chikanobu Yoshu, Japanese, (1838–1912)
Tian Zhen, Tian Guang, and Tian Qing , c. 1889-1890
Ink on Paper
13 3/4 x 9 3/8 in.

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2008.1.63

Full Title: Juxtaposed Pictures of Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety: No. 21, Tian Zhen (Den Shin), Tian Guang (Den Kou) and Tian Qing (Den Kei)

Object Description
The upper panel depicts a scene from the story of the Tian (J. Den) brothers, one of the twenty-four paragons of filial piety. The three brothers, Tian Zhen (Den Shin), Tian Guang (Den Kou) and Tian Qing (Den Kei), argued over the inheritence of the purple rose tree left to them by their father. Finally, they split the tree three ways, only to watch the tree wither and die. Afterwards, learning their lesson, the three brothers lived harmoniously together.

In the main panel, Chikanobu has replaced the figures of the three brothers with three beautiful women instead. The three women appear to be amicably chatting under the branches of a flowering tree.

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