Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Man in the Moon and the Moon Rabbit

Moonlight

I love Niina's theme this week at Inspiration Avenue.

On August 10 we had a super moon, an event where the full moon is 
at its closest position to the earth in a given month. This makes it Big! and Bright!

With my less-than-sophisticated camera, I was able to snap a few photos just after dusk.
I'm surprised they turned out at all.


I think the Man in the Moon is tired of all the super moon hoop-la 
and he's nowhere to be seen in these photos :-)


Everyone's heard of the Man in the Moon, 

but did you know there is a Moon Rabbit?


The Moon Rabbit in folklore is based on markings on the moon 
that resemble a rabbit and a mortar. In East Asia, it is seen pounding 
in a mortar and pestle, but the contents of the mortar differ 
among Chinese, Japanese, and Korean folklore. 
In Chinese folklore, it is often portrayed as a companion of the 
Moon goddess Chang'e, constantly pounding the elixir of life for her; 
but in Japanese and Korean versions, it is pounding the ingredients for rice cake.

You can read more about the Moon Rabbit on Wikipedia.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/172132539/houses-sleeping-village-neighborhood

The Sleeping Village painting above is available in my shop.

The two paintings below have gone to new homes . . .





Have a great week!

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3 comments:

  1. These are really nice :) I hadn't heard from the moon rabbit before. Very fascinating. -Niina

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  2. Love the paintings Maggie. Your houses are so cute. Love the poem on the garden art.

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