Renjishi is one of the most famous Japanese Kabuki plays, known for its heartwarming storyline.
The father lion kicked his cub into a deep and steep ravine, and the cub must climb up the mountain with great effort. It seems that the father lion is merciless and cruel, however, actually, he waited with worry and anxiousness and always looked into the ravine. Meanwhile, when the cub perceived his father’s silhouette, he conquered the fear and crawled over the sharp rocks.
One shoe’s pattern of this painted art shoes is the father lion with white hair as the elder and the other one with red hair for youth. Together the pair of shoes narrates the love between parent and child, and the braveness to defeat setbacks.