The writing on this hand-painted etegami is a quote from an old, but well-loved Japanese children’s song: “[It’s eyes are blue] because it flew in the blue sky”
childrens song, dragonfly, etegami, folk art, insect, japan, sumi ink, washi paper, watercolor
I am a professional Japanese-to-English translator and an Etegami artist. Etegami is a traditional Japanese folk art that combines thoughtful words with simple images painted on washi paper.
Love the detail!
Thank you for the encouragement.
beautifu…. this style makes me feel easy and home:))
I’m glad you feel that way!
this is truly beautiful….
Thank you, Mimi!
wonderful work !LIZ
You are very kind, Liz!
“his eyes are blue,because it flew in blue sky.”,wonderful .I like the dragonfly.
The song goes on to ask why the red dragonfly’s eyes are red, and it answers: “because it looked at the sunset.”
lovely answer.sunlight hurts one’s eyes:) I really like this kind of drawing.