This etegami was inspired by the words of an anonymous traveler quoted in Alan Rabinowitz’s “Traveler’s Tales Thailand.” It goes like this: “[the tapir is] an enigma… a survivor of a more gentle and legendary time … wandering in unique isolation in a world not yet mature enough for its wisdom.” This image is included in my ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL calendar: LINK TO CALENDAR HERE


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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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