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