Octopus Leg by dosankodebbie


Available to buy on…

Inspired by the Beatles’ song “Octopus’s Garden,” written by Ringo Starr and included in the Beatles’ 1969 album “Abbey Road.”


etegami, octopus, beatles, pop song, 1960s, retro, sea, japan, folk art, humor

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.

View Full Profile


  • WoolleyWorld
    WoolleyWorldover 3 years ago

    as always, a beautifully handled image!

  • Thank you for your encouraging comments!

    – dosankodebbie

  • davvi
    davviover 3 years ago

    well done,smart animal.fine.

  • Yes, the octopus is a very smart animal. And fun to draw.

    – dosankodebbie

  • Reuben Reynoso
    Reuben Reynosoover 3 years ago

    Love this! The color is great. Is the text done by hand or computer?

  • I’m glad you like it. Everything on this Etegami is done by hand, including the text.

    – dosankodebbie

  • Ethna Gillespie
    Ethna Gillespieover 2 years ago


desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait