73. Jade Rabbit - Sun Wukong (Gyokuto - Songoku)

Sun Wukong, known in the West as the Monkey King, is the main character in the classical Chinese epic novel "Journey to the West". In this tale he accompanies the monk Xuanzang on a mission to collect Buddhist sutras from India. Songoku achieved immortality by stealing and eating empress Xi Wangmu's peaches of longevity. Here he carries his magic staff and dances with the Jade Rabbit, the white rabbit that is supposed to live in the moon. (published November 1886.)