Rabbits are a particular symbol in Japan. There are two common stories. One is Inaba no Shirousagi; The White Rabbit of Inaba. In one part of the story, the rabbit challenges the sharks to see whose clan is larger; the rabbits or the sharks. The sharks line up over the ocean, and the rabbit counts them as he jumps along. It is actually just a trick to use the sharks as a bridge to cross the ocean to Inaba. Ever since, this has been a popular motif. The other common story is of the rabbit living on the moon. Like the European "man in the moon", in Eastern mythology there is a rabbit in the face of the moon. In Japan, this is a rabbit pounding mochi rice cakes. The word for "making mochi", mochizuki, sounds very similar to "moon mochi", mochitsuki.
Our pocket squares are made from handwoven material sourced from our Japanese heritage manufacturer.
Each pocket square is sewn, pressed and packaged by hand in Portland, Oregon.
- Origin of Fabric: Japan
- Blue With Off-White Usagi
- Sewn in Portland, Oregon
- Size: 11″ x 11″ approx.
- Product #: PQ45
- Code: WP50