Rabbit was supernatural animal in the folklore and legends of various places in Japan.
It is the fourth symbol in the 12-year cycle of Japanese zodiac sign. Rabbit is good luck charm; symbol of cleverness and self-devotion.
Clay bells started of as toys for children, but since the Meiji period, they came to be a well-loved souvenir for traveling families and groups of ladies. You find them in the local souvenir shops and at most temples and shrines throughout Japan.
Their different types vary from area to area, from maker to maker, and certainly from different tastes within the changing periods of Japanese history. A lot of the clay bells come from the Kyoto area, but there are also some splendid ones from the various provinces of Japan.
Weight: 54 grams
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