CHN | Sep 24, 2023

Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with iconic Beijing folklore symbol Lord Rabbit

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If you are interested in the folk culture of Beijing, you must have heard about Tu’er Ye.

Often appearing in armour, the Lord Rabbit – which has a human body, and a rabbit’s ears and mouth – is a cultural symbol of the Chinese capital, as well as a unique deity and a predominant icon of the Mid-Autumn Festival in Beijing’s folklore.

But why is such a cute rabbit called Lord Rabbit?

Why do we have various kinds of Lord Rabbits – like the ones riding elephants or tigers, for instance? What is the legend behind them?

And, will CGTN’s host Julian Waghann succeed in painting a Tu’er Ye statue himself?

Click the video to find the answers!


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