Item 637

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.


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