Ehagaki (Japanese Post Card Art)

Ehagaki (pronounced: A-ha-ga-key) is Japanese for post card art. This custom involves using black calligraphy ink to draw a very simple outline form of an everyday object in a still life setting and then color in that form with vibrant watercolors. The post card can be finished off with a simple phrase pertaining to the object or left alone for a more minimalist impact. The red pepper above translates to: "Looks delicious" and the broccoli translates to: "My favorite vegetable."