Work of Art by Shinichi Fujiwara
≪ Lessons on Life from our Generations Past － Legend about throwing the elderly away － ≫
Woodblock Print “Obasute-yama no Zu”
Tangible Cultural Property [non-registered]
A depiction of the Obasute-yama legend showing an old lady being carried up a mountain to be thrown away. She is snapping a branch to mark the way home for the man.
It is a type of ukiyo-e print known as Kyokungafu that teaches a lesson, in this case filial piety.
(Location:Chikuma City History and Cultural Artifacts Center collection.)