Another lovely Rabbit joining my pack.
This time I offer two of these cuties- see the other listing on the shop.
Beautifully decorated and shaped rabbit, crescent moon, star and King’s Manassa mine Turquoise.
So fun to wear and layer with other necklaces!
Perfect hand-finished patina.
China: The Moon Rabbit was brought to the moon by Chang’e, a woman who accidentally took too much of the Pill of Immortality and floated to the moon.
Japan & Korea: The Moon Rabbit was once studying Buddhism with a fox and a monkey. To test their faith, the Emperor of the Heavens asked them to bring him food. The fox caught a fish, and the monkey returned with fruit. The rabbit, who could find nothing but grass, jumped into a fire and offered himself. The Emperor was touched by its commitment, and appointed the rabbit as the guardian of the moon.
What is the rabbit pounding in the mortar?
China: Chinese herbal medicine to make elixir for Chang’e.
Japan: Mochi pounder.
Korea: Rice to make rice cakes.