en.ce.cn 22 Jan, 2023 03:45 am

Three faces of the Chinese rabbit you may not know--China Economic Net

Lord Rabbit, known as Tu'er Ye in Chinese, is an auspicious clay toy for children in Beijing.With a human body and a rabbit's ears and mouth, Lord Rabbit is actually a deity governing health and medicine, and an alternate version of the jade rabbit.The iconic image of Lord Rabbit depicts the creature as a general, wearing a golden helmet and armor, and riding a tiger."She borrowed a helmet and armor from a deity in a temple, and dressed like a man to treat patients in the then feudal society," said Shuang Yan, a Lord Rabbit craftsman.

The image of a white rabbit often leaves a sweet taste in the minds of Chinese children.Born in 1959 in Shanghai, White Rabbit milk candies are a household name in China.

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