The Sages Xu You and Chaofu


The Sages Xu You and Chaofu

Paintings / Edo

By Kusumi Morikage (dates unknown)

Edo period, 17th century

Ink and light color on paper



Xu You refused to succeed the legendary Chinese emperor Yao. He later washed out his ear in a river in embarassment. Chaofu refused to let his ox drink from that river.

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