"Rabbits" and "Eggs" are Easter symbols.
Speaking of Easter, rabbits symbolize prolificacy and eggs symbolize the origin of life, and both are believed to represent fertility.
As rabbits have been adored as favorable symbol at all times and places, rabbit motifs are often used for celebrations in Japan.
Today we are going to introduce how Japanese people use rabbit motifs as lucky charm.
The Value of Rabbit in Japan
Also, there is a widespread superstition in Japan that “Rabbits live in the moon”. Some people say this is because Lunar craters look like a shape of rabbits. This superstition was originally spread in Asia including China.
So, the image of rabbits living in the moon is sort of common, and rabbits are adored as a symbol of longevity in China.
Japan has its own background why people believe that rabbits are lucky charm. For instance, both “the moon” and “good luck” are pronounced as “Tsuki” in Japanese. As they have the same pronunciation, the moon is considered to be a good charm, and this results in people believing rabbits, which live in the moon, are also lucky charm.
Also, rabbits are considered to be the sign of spring, which is the season full of vitality and energy. This is another reason that people believe rabbits bring good luck.
As rabbits can jump up high, some people make wishes for progress, leap and step-ups. For these reasons, rabbit motifs are often used in praying for prosperity of business or descendants as well as good health.
Rabbit Teaware are Good for Gifts!
Japanese Kutani porcelain teacup and teapot with rabbit motifs are good as your partner for relaxing time as well as for gifts to your beloved people to wish them good health, success or easy delivery.
Also, Kutani porcelain ware will be exciting gifts, not just as craftwork but also as art, for its 360 years history in which people loved and valued it as tradition.
Let’s get rabbit teaware and celebrate Easter in Japanese style!