Check with seller Beautiful Classic Japanese Textile Oshie Art Hares POUNDING RICE CAKES by Keiko Kiyota

Colourful and beautiful original art
Featuring 2 rabbits-hares wearing Japanese costumes
By a very talented Vancouver BC artist
Keiko Kiyota

On the back:
Titled and signed
Japanese Textile Art: Oshie
Oshie is one of the traditional Japanese handicrafts handed down from the Edo period 1603-1867, which is a relief like picture made from kimono material.

Good condition - framed in a shadow like box
Approx: 9 7/8 inches high x 9 7/8 wide x 1 3/4 thick

From the website Japanesque Accents

Japanese symbolism & Motifs

There is an old Chinese–Taoist tale of a hare that resides in the moon and pounds magic herbs to make the elixir of eternal life. The hare was considered sacred and was believed to live a thousand years, becoming white only when it had reached the end of its first five hundred years. This belief was assimilated by the Japanese who see the hare in the moon pounding mochi (rice cakes) instead of magic herbs.


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