Paper Size: (W)30cm x (H)21cm
Illustration Size: (W)17cm x (H)19cm
Paper: Pigment Paper
White Borders: around 2cm x 5cm(Single side)
【An Alternate Version of the Mid Autumn Story】
Legend has it that Chang Er was Hou Yi's wife.
One day, in order to prevent his apprentice Peng Meng from
bringing trouble to the world,
she swallowed the Pill of Longevity.
After that, her body became so light that she floated away with the wind.
When she floated past Moon,
her clothes were hooked on the branch of a laurel tree,
and she stayed on the planet.
Wu Gang was deeply attracted by the beautiful Chang Er.
She was grateful towards him for saving her, so she promised to stay.
There was a problem, though.
Chang Er was so light that a gentle breeze could blow her away.
So, Wu Gang asked for help from the Rabbit to invent a medicine that
could make her body become heavy.
However, she now had a phobia of taking pills,
and they could not make her swallow the medicine.
The Rabbit discussed the matter with her assistants,
the Toad and the Snake, and they came up with a plan.
On August 15 in the next year,
a 'medicine' which looks nice and tastes nice was finally invented.
A celebration party was thrown.
Of course, Chang Er didn't know a thing.
The medicine she ate was big and round and looked like a biscuit,
so she even gave it a wonderful name - moon cake.
After eating the moon cake, she stopped floating.
However, the effect only lasts for a year.
Therefore, every year on this day,
Chang Er needs to take her medicine.