Traditional Japanese watercolor, known as Etegami, is a form of folk art that is delightfully simple and unique. It provides a chance for you to shake up your regular crafting routine and free your artistic expression, while learning about this traditional art form.
The word "Etegami" literally means "picture letter" and consists of black outlines that are filled in with watercolor paints. They were originally designed to send as heart-felt postcards to family and friends. Etegami was developed by a student of traditional calligraphy who was looking for a more intuitive, personal way for artistic expression. It combines the art of simple, clear lettering with vibrant illustration to relay true feelings from the heart.
Etegami involves the use of bold Sumi ink and colorful Gansai paint to create vivid imagery with a simple message. These were generally used on postcards or Washi paper to relay a thought or feeling. It is an intuitive form of expressing what is on your mind, giving you the chance to release your sentiments on paper in a beautiful freehand experience.
Etegami allows you to open your artistic mind completely. This traditional Japanese watercolor folk art is perfect for displaying in your home or giving as a gift. It's bright, in-the-moment expressiveness is a joy to create and behold. Treat yourself to a comprehensive Japanese watercolor kit from Japanese Creations, and discover the excitement for yourself!
If you are ready to enjoy the intuitive expression of Etegami, you need a high-quality traditional Japanese watercolor kit. Japanese Creations offers the finest authentic Japanese art materials for you to create lovely Etegami at home. Each Japanese watercolor kit we offer includes a course guidebook and video tutorial to teach you how to make your own colorful Etegami from the beginning. Along with this, we have an in-house instructor that offers online coaching, so you stay inspired.
Contact us today at Japanese Creations for more information about our complete Etegami kits. Experience the authentic traditional Japanese watercolor art of Etegami for yourself with a course from Japanese Creations!