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Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Japanese, (1797–1861)
Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety in China: Lao Laizi (Roraishi), 1848
Ink on paper
9.8 x 7.3 in.

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Edo (Japan, 1615-1868)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2009.1.86

Alternate Title: Toto Niju-shi Ko: Roraishi

Signature: "Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi"

Object Description
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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