Circles with six indentations are traditional Japanese stylizations of snowflakes. Here, they are combined with rabbit designs imported from China along with legends of the rabbit that lives in the moon. The rabbit’s fecundity makes it a symbol of fertility, while its hopping gait makes it a symbol of leaping forward. Like snow, which brings rich blessings to the seasonal Japanese landscape, it is traditionally considered an auspicious motif. These pure white rabbits frolic amid colorful snowflakes make a fine gift to celebrate weddings, birth, graduations, and promotions.
Color: Brown-vermilion on mica
Because mica powder’s crystalline structure sparkles when it catches the light, it was even used in paper for Buddhist sutras. Here, the wave tatewaku base pattern woven like mica with silver thread gleams like moonlight. Pure white rabbits frolic in a silvery world of white.