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"While the moon floats over the ocean, a rabbit runs over the waves. What interesting island scenery." So translates a Noh poem of a white rabbit who crosses the ocean from Okino Island to Inaba by using the backs of sharks as stepping stones. This popular motif in Japanese decoration has always seemed so beautiful and a bit haunting to me. I've combined it with elements inspired by Hokusai's unparalleled series "Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji", and the folk tale of the rabbit who lives on the moon, pounding out the ingredients for the elixir of life with his mortar and pestle.