The December 2013 issue of the Etegami Fun Club Newsletter has been sent off to all who have signed up to receive it. If you can't find it in your Inbox, check your Spam folder. This is the final issue of the series. You don't want to miss it. (So sorry I missed some typos in the newsletter...)
Etegami (e= "picture"; tegami= "letter/message") are simple drawings accompanied by a few apt words. They are usually done on postcards so that they can be easily mailed off to one's friends. Though etegami has few hard-and-fast rules, traditional tools and materials include writing brushes, sumi ink, blocks of water-soluble, mineral-based pigments called gansai, and washi postcards that have varying degrees of "bleed." They often depict some ordinary item from everyday life, especially items that bring a particular season to mind.