In Korean folk paintings, the flower for June is the pomegranate blossom.
The pomegranate blossom symbolizes the propagation of offspring. Pomegranates are known to have a hundred seeds, earning them the name "hundred-fruit." This also signifies having many descendants.
The red blossoms of the pomegranate were believed to ward off evil spirits, and the jewel-like seeds were considered symbols of sons.
It is quite contrasting to see how pomegranates are highly regarded as a fruit for health and beauty in modern times, particularly for women.
The symbolic meaning of pomegranates, "bringing sons," reflects the concept of bringing wealth as well. In Western culture, rabbits are commonly depicted animals, and there are also many rabbit paintings in Korean folk art.
In Korean folk paintings, rabbits are portrayed as cute and delicate, yet imbued with a mystical quality. Like the rabbits in those folk paintings,
I have tried to depict the rabbit in this artwork as faithfully as possible.