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The Hare and the Moon is an ancient Oriental mith: the story tells the adventures of three friends, a hare, a fox and a monkey living and roaming around the woods together.


One day, they meet an ancient wanderer asking for food: the fox, being a cunning hunter, brings him some wild game; the monkey, being good at climbing trees, gives him some fruit. The Hare, not having any particular skill, jumps into the fire and offers herself as a gift. Moved by her sacrifice, the ancient wanderer reveals himself to be God and decides to take the Hare’s soul to the temple of the moon, to imprint her image on the surface and make her eternal.