Eggplant Blossom- the Japanese Proverbs Series by dosankodebbie

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This is an Etegami painting on a soft washi card. Etegami is a traditional Japanese folk art that combines simple images with thoughtful words.

The image of the purple eggplant blossom is accompanied by the words of a Japanese proverb that translates roughly to: “Parental advice and an Eggplant Blossom (both always bear fruit).”

Materials used for this piece are sumi ink, gansai paints, and absorbent washi cardstock. The drawing tools I used are natural fiber Japanese writing and coloring brushes, and a colored pencil. Dimensions of the original work are 10cm x 15cm (approx. 4” x 6”).

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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  • davvi
    davviover 4 years ago

    that provert means roughly:what the old man taught you was always right.they can produce fruit. wonderful drawing.

  • Thank you!

    – dosankodebbie

  • Lynn Moore
    Lynn Mooreover 4 years ago

    Beautiful purple blossom and I like the message too. I can’t imagine my life without words of wisdom from my parents.

  • Thanks! As a general principle it’s a great message, isn’t it? (I wouldn’t want to force it to fit all situations, though.)

    – dosankodebbie

  • Blended
    Blendedover 4 years ago

    in Trees or Flowers in the group Happiness and Joy

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