Even dust if piled can become a mountain

chiri mo tsumoreba yama to naru

12 1/4″ W x 43″ H Japanese Scroll
by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase


Even dust if piled can become a mountain in Japanese is 塵も積もれば山となる which is read chiri mo tsumoreba yama to naru

The Japanese proverb “Even dust if piled can become a mountain” reminds us that little things add up to big things. That, for example, many small efforts can combine to make one great success.

There is another way to look at this proverb. Another popular translation is “Great oaks from little acorns grow”. The Japanese, obviously, has nothing to do with acorns and oaks. But the similarity is that “even dust can become a mountain”. That regardless of what we start as, we can become something great.

About The Art: This beautiful hand brushed scroll by Master Takase is personally created at the time of your order and proudly bears her seal and signature. We exclusively import this high-quality scroll with brown silk borders and fine Japanese paper from one of the finest scroll makers in Nara Japan. This is not a print but is hand brushed to match the sample as closely as possible. This is a personal work of art that is designed to last generations.

Delivery: The scroll is completed and shipped within 1-3 business days and arrives ready to display.