“Ten Not Idle” is the name for a kind of songs with lyrics composed of auspicious idioms and sayings popular among Manchu families in the early Qing dynasty (1644-1912 AD). The five toddlers in this picture is thus named as each of them is busy playing with both hands a musical instrument different from that of another.


  • Title: Ten Not Idle
  • Creator: Feng Qingju
  • Date: 2005
  • Type: Yangliuqing New Year Picture
  • Physical format: 64x24cm

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