Blue Dragonfly by dosankodebbie

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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”

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.

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  • Lisa Michelle Garrett
    Lisa Michelle ...about 4 years ago

    Love the detail!

  • Thank you for the encouragement.

    – dosankodebbie

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethabout 4 years ago

    beautifu…. this style makes me feel easy and home:))

  • I’m glad you feel that way!

    – dosankodebbie

  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonabout 4 years ago

    this is truly beautiful….

  • Thank you, Mimi!

    – dosankodebbie

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 4 years ago

    wonderful work !LIZ

  • You are very kind, Liz!

    – dosankodebbie

  • davvi
    davviabout 4 years ago

    “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.”

    – dosankodebbie

  • davvi
    davviabout 4 years ago

    lovely answer.sunlight hurts one’s eyes:) I really like this kind of drawing.

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