Even Monkeys Fall Out Of Trees

saru mo ki kara ochiru

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


Even Monkeys Fall Out Of Trees in Japanese is 猿も木から落ちる which is read saru mo ki kara ochiru

The Japanese proverb “saru mo ki kara ochiru” translates as “Even Monkeys Fall Out of Trees” and reminds us that even experts make mistakes. On one hand it reminds us to be careful and to not become overconfident in our own abilities and, on the other hand, it reminds us that mistakes do happen and we should be tolerant when others err.

The English equivalent is often given as “Nobody’s Perfect”.

Even Monkeys Fall Out of Trees is one of the Iroha Card Proverbs and the namesake of a book of the favorite proverbs of Bonsai Master John Naka Even Monkeys Fall Out of Trees: John Naka’s Collection of Japanese Proverbs style= by Nina S. Ragle and also Even Monkeys Fall from Trees: The Wit and Wisdom of Japanese Proverbs (Vol 1) style= by David Galef.

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.