Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with Lord Rabbit, the iconic symbol of Beijing folklore
If you are interested in the folk culture of Beijing, you must have heard about Tu'er Ye. Often appearing in armor, 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!