Rabbit God


The clay sculpture of the Rabbit God is a Mid-Autumn Festival auspicious symbol in Beijing, widely known to people and deeply rooted in the folk culture. Research shows that the Rabbit God appeared no later than the Yuan Dynasty. Due to unique customs, it is difficult to preserve the Rabbit God from year to year. The earliest existing clay sculpture of the Rabbit God is preserved in the Palace Museum, named "Blooming Flowers of Wealth and Prosperity".

The Mid-Autumn Festival is a time for families to appreciate the moon and look forward to reunions. When the autumn harvest is in full swing and the fragrance of fruits fills the air, the celebration activities are as grand as those of the Spring Festival, and the Rabbit God is an indispensable decoration. Every Mid-Autumn Festival, stalls selling Rabbit Gods start to appear on the streets, with all kinds of big and small Rabbit Gods piled up on the shelves, interspersed with peach, pear, grapes, persimmons, and watermelon slices in the shape of lotus petals, creating a lively and colorful scene. It is really bustling, "The festival is approaching, Rabbit God can be seen everywhere".

The clay sculpture of the Rabbit God has a long history. In the past, medical conditions were very backward, and it was inconvenient to seek medical treatment, so the folk auspicious symbol of the clay sculpture Rabbit God appeared.