The rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace and prosperity in Chinese culture.
Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368 CE) Jade rabbit belt decoration (元 玉兔帶飾)
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Animal – The Year of the Rabbit (兔年) – Patrick Siu Chinese Calligraphy & Landscape Painting 蕭燿漢談書畫‘
I wish my readers a blessed and delightful Year of the Rabbit,
Oxen are capable farming animals in an agricultural society. They are symbols of diligence, perseverance and endurance.
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The Year of the Ox (牛年) – Patrick Siu Chinese Calligraphy & Landscape Painting 蕭燿漢談書畫
n Chinese culture, rats were seen as a sign of wealth and surplus. They can eat anything and they are highly adaptive to all environment.
via The Year of the Rat (鼠年)