✨🌕 ✨These are the moon hares I currently have available. They can be found via link in profile. Both are inspired by Japanese folklore of the moon. In Japan the hare or rabbit is considered to be a very special creature who lives on the moon and at certain times of year you can see the shape of a hare upon the moon, just like in the story. In Asia the hare often represents the elixir of life, love and the lunar cycle. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
My hares are hand built and have been finished using sgraffito, and various layering techniques ensuring each one is unique and comes with its own very special magic. They were fired 3 times so have been on quite a brave transformation process! Its a full moon on Friday so a perfect week to add a moon hare to your collection. 🌕Each hare comes carefully boxed in hand painted packaging with a signed certificate of authenticity. I mail worldwide via a trackable service. So far, all hares have made it safely to their destinations. 💛🌿✨
Thank you if you’re still reading! 🐰Here’s one of the stories of the moon rabbit...I just love this story. “In Japanese the rabbit in the moon is known as "Tsuki no Usagi". There is a famous story about him in Japan that goes:
"Many years ago, the Old Man of the Moon decided to visit the Earth. He disguised himself as a beggar and asked Fox (Kitsune), Monkey (Saru), and Rabbit (Usagi) for some food.
Monkey climbed a tree and brought him some fruit. Fox went to a stream, caught a fish, and brought it back to him. But Rabbit had nothing to offer him but some grass. So he asked the beggar to build a fire. After the beggar started the fire, Rabbit jumped into it and offered himself as a meal for the beggar to eat.
Quickly the beggar changed back into the Old Man of the Moon and pulled Rabbit from the fire. He said "You are most kind, Rabbit, but don't do anything to harm yourself. Since you were the kindest of all to me, I'll take you back to the moon to live with me."
The Old Man carried Rabbit in his arms back to the moon and he is still there to this very day...” ✨🌕✨