large moon at TL; white rabbit going downwards head first around center, waves at bottom.

Rabbit [left of the pair Rabbit and Swallows], early 18th century

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The left scroll shows a rabbit jumping from the moon into the ocean. According to legend, a rabbit resides on the moon, where he pounds rice flour into sticky rice cakes (mochi). The large harvest moon references autumn, while the swallows in the right scroll are associated with spring and summer. (2013.31.15.1-.2)

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Title
Rabbit [left of the pair Rabbit and Swallows]
Artist Life
1644 - 1732
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2013.31.15.1
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large moon at TL; white rabbit going downwards head first around center, waves at bottom.