It is a tradition in Japan to create rabbits out of snow that is called Yukiusagi

They were made for Snow Viewing Parties as you can see in this old print below by Utagawa Toyoharu from 1772 – 1774. I lightened the image so you can see the Snow Rabbit on the tray near the child.

  1. Pick up 2 red berries of the nandin* evergreen and 2 bamboo or camellia leaves.
  2. Shape an oblong snowball to make the body of the snow rabbit.
  3. Make the eyes with the red berries of the nandin* and make the ears with the bamboo leaves on the snow “body”.

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