637. Japanese hare


Japanese hare, with his features naturalistically rendered, with seal "Shosai chu".
Japanese believes that Rabbits only drive on forward and don't step back, so they have been considered lucky as a symbol of advancement. Also, the rabbit is a symbol of cleverness and self-devotion, and appears in myths. In old days, it was a symbol of Spring.

銅“正斎鋳”野兔,其身毛髮鑄刻極為細緻,使其觀感真實生動。日本信奉兔子一路向前從不回頭的精神,因此他們將兔子作為幸運和前進的象徵。並且,兔子在神話中也以聰慧與自我奉獻的形象出現。在以前,兔子也是春日的形象。

  • L. 17cm x H. 14cm
  • Meiji period (1868-1912) 明治時代 1868-1912