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The inspiration for this etegami comes from a wonderfully silly poem titled "An Alphabet," by the great English nonsense poet Edward Lear (1812 – 1888).

This listing is for the original etegami, hand-painted on a soft washi card. Etegami is a traditional Japanese folk art. Dimensions of the painting are 10cm x 15cm (approx. 4" x 6"). It will be shipped unframed, protected in a clear plastic inner envelope and a sturdy outer envelope. As per Japanese tradition, the red name seal identifies me as the artist, but I will inscribe the date and my full signature on the back as well.

NOTE: The colors in the actual etegami tend to be softer than they appear in the scanned image.

SALE: I Was Once a Bottle of Ink


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: gansai paint, sumi ink, washi postcard
  • Ships worldwide from Japan
  • Feedback: 191 reviews
  • Favorited by: 12 people