The fourth sign of the Chinese zodiac, the Rabbit (Usagi), is known for its long ears that gather information. It is considered an auspicious animal associated with bringing positive changes in work and interpersonal relationships. Its prolific nature is believed to bring prosperity to descendants and flourishing family fortunes.
Our product is a zodiac ornament intricately carved in the form of a rabbit, combining the endearing appearance and good fortune. The carving is done in the likeness of Fudo Myoo, a deity with immense merit in warding off misfortune. Its compact palm-sized design allows it to be displayed in various locations. We received the blessings of a purification and fortune-invoking Goma prayer at the Mikamo Fudo Temple, known for its devoted following as a temple for prayers from the Manyoshu.
The original sculpture is the work of the artist Goh Sakai, active under the art unit "Hotokeya Sakai." Renowned for his popular "Neko Butsu" series, where he carves Buddha statues in the adorable form of cats, along with various other unique Buddhist sculptures created through his distinctive artistic expression. This zodiac ornament, adorned with auspicious colors typical of Buddhist sculptures, reflects the artist's unique style, combining cuteness with strength. Please display it with the hope for a year full of happiness.