The Ground Becomes Firm After Rain

ame futte ji katamaru

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


The Ground Becomes Firm After Rain in Japanese is 雨降って地固まる which is read ame futte ji katamaru

The Japanese proverb “ame futte ji katamaru” meaning “adversity builds character” literally translates as “The ground becomes firm after rain”.

Some sources, though we strongly disagree, try and equate this saying to “Calm after a Storm” or “An argument clears away bad feelings between people” though we disagree with these comparisons.

Translations You Can Trust: We want you to be as happy with the Japanese translation as you are with Master Takase’s beautiful art. So we have made it easy to confirm the translation for yourself by simply clicking on The Ground Becomes Firm After Rain (ame futte ji katamaru) which links to the independent Jeffrey’s Japanese English Dictionary.

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.