Round tsuba depicting Sōsan, a Paragon of Filial Virtue, and his mother


  • Catalogue text

    Sparse openwork depicting the story of Ts'ao Ts'an (in Japanese Sōsan), one of the Chinese Paragons of Filial Piety, who, when a boy, gathering firewood in the forest, was summoned home to his mother by an act of mental telepathy; the two figures are here shown, the mother on a veranda, with two small faggots and a tuft of herbage below and clouds above; engraving finish.

Glossary of terms


Reference URL

q-seffron-icon q-white-icon pluse-seffron-icon pluse-white-icon minus-seffron-icon minus-white-icon close-seffron-icon close-white-icon close-black-icon prv-gry-arrow prv-arrow print-seffron-icon print-black-icon next-arrow next-gry-arrow next-white-arrow up-arrow-black up-arrow black-up-arrow black-down-arrow white-up-arrow white-down-arrow hr-list-gry-icon hr-list-white-icon vr-list-gry-icon vr-list-white-icon eye-icon zoomin-icon zoomout-icon fullview-icon contact-black-icon contact-seffron-icon basket-seffron-icon basket-black-icon share-black-icon share-seffron-icon go-arrow search-white-icon