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Vanity and the Snail by dosankodebbie

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This is an Etegami collage inspired by a haiku by Kobayashi Issa (1763 – 1827). The snail was painted on a washi card with sumi ink and water-soluble gansai paints, then cut out and glued to a background of brightly patterned washi paper. Etegami is a traditional Japanese folk art that combines simple images with thoughtful words.

Featured in the Fine Arts Influenced by Literature group.

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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  • dosankodebbie
    dosankodebbieover 3 years ago

  • JKKimball
    JKKimballover 3 years ago

    Wonderful work!

  • Ethna Gillespie
    Ethna Gillespieover 3 years ago

    Very nice!

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 3 years ago

  • mmargot
    mmargotabout 3 years ago

    How fun!
    Issa is wonderful, and would certainly notice how snails can be so pompous-looking.

    Happy Holidays to you!

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