[Rabbit Gazing at the] Moon

Ōta Ryōhei, Japanese, 1913 - 1997

Geography:
Made in Japan, Asia

Period:
Shōwa Period (1926-1989)

Date:
c. 1930-1940

Medium:
Wood

Dimensions:
5 3/4 x 11 3/16 x 6 inches (14.6 x 28.4 x 15.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
2008-7-6

Credit Line:
Gift of Frederick R. McBrien III, 2008

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The title of this sculpture of a delightfully plump hare refers to an ancient Chinese legend. According to the tale, there is a hare living on the moon that concocts the elixir of immortality.