|On this particular washi egg there is - maple leaf, ume (a type of Japanese plum) and iris. Egg: blown out and sanitized chicken egg. Varnish option: glossy or satin Size: standard medium sized egg Washi egg is a traditional Japanese art form. This adorable exotic washi egg will make a superb gift and collection item. Eggcups, shot glasses, napkin rings, glass vases or baskets could be used for displaying one egg or a bunch of eggs.