I have been busy visiting local sights with my fellow artists. We have been given generous amount of time by a local supporter Ai Ogawa who works for the government as an official interpreter. She helped me select a Kimono to wear for the private view on the 25th November.
The local residents of elderly Japanese ladies come each day and have a chat even though I do not know any Japanese. This evening we picked the fruit of the Japanese Persimmon tree of a local neighbour at her invitation. The fruit is very sweet.
I shall post some of my new work this week, I plan to work on a large scale.
Local beauty spot
Friday afternoon spent sketching this local Shinto shrine on the beach
The evenings are spent eating dinner
New work using Japanese handmade paper and watercolour
The two work photographs were taken by fellow resident artist Kit