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Japanese Proverbs & Sayings

E ni Kaita Mochi

Last update January 5, 2020


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a rice cake drawn in a painting

E ni Kaita Mochi


Words: E = a painting / ni = accusative joshi particle / 描いた Kaita = drawn; an adjective form of the word Kaku (Egaku): draw / Mochi = a rice cake /

Pronunciation: [eh-knee-kah-ee-tah moh-chee] 

English Equivalent: pie in the sky / castles in the air (sky)/castles in Spain / If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride.

Notes: Just as you cannot eat a rice cake drawn in a painting, you cannot achieve your desire or goal unless you make efforts toward it.