Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Bunny and Chang-O on the Moon
The Apollo 11 crew kept an eye out for the bunny and Chang-O before they landed on the moon. The communication headquarters in Houston relayed the story of Chang-O to the astronauts. They told the astronauts that Chang-O resided with her bunny companion on the moon. Astronaut Collins said, “Okay, we’ll keep a close eye for the bunny girl.” The astronauts looked for both the man in the moon and the girl with the faithful bunny. Chang-O and her rabbit are an old legend with as much force today as during the Warring States period in China. Bunnies are remarkable creatures with deep cultural meaning in China, Japan and Korea.