Culture Fact |Hopping through time: rabbit in Chinese culture(1/4)

2023-01-28 14:40:58 Editor :Gu Liping

The Chinese Year of the Rabbit is coming. Looking at cultural relics related to the rabbit, the image has long been seen as am auspicious animal.

A bronze mirror from the Tang Dynasty shows the household legend of "a jade rabbit pounding herbal medicines".

The Jade Rabbit is widely seen as a companion of the moon goodness Chang’e and is connected to immortality.

Images of three rabbits running and chasing each other in a circle can be seen on architecture starting from the Sui Dynasty, especially in the murals from Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang.

It is an auspicious implication for the "circle of life" as well as family reunion and happiness.

The Lord Rabbit figurine is considered an amazing symbol of local Beijing culture.

Lord Rabbit is a symbol of happiness and good luck, even though it always has a calm, serious expression that makes an interesting contrast to its long, funny-looking ears.

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