Aloha Nancy Walkup and everyone! Even though in China, white is the
funeral/death color, the rabbit is not associated with that. He is a moon
symbol, i.e. the rabbit's in the moon, not the man. This rabbit is also
called the "rice cake" rabbit as there is a legend of him pounding mochi in
the sky for celebrations. There is a white, milk, hard candy sold called
The White Rabbit. This rabbit is not the Hare in the Chinese zodiac years.
Joyce Finley at Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii jfinley