Matsubara

So, I am heartily sick of painting the boat. This morning I finish the 5th coat. The result, is of course  unsatisfactory. To the outsider, it looks wonderful but I only see the tiny runs, dribble, splashes and brush-marks that could have been avoided.

I now only have to do the anti-slip stuff but that can wait a while.

Kiyuna san comes by with the totally restored gear box.

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All bearings changed. Kiyuna san ripped them out with his teeth.

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The gearbox will outlive me

Tomorrow we will try to start the engine!

Change of subject.

I met  Naoko Matsubara san in 2014 and since we have become friends. She is one of Japan’s leading artists. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matsubara_Naoko

She very generously painted a mural for our university.

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She is wonderful.

We have a dedication ceremony with lots of high rollers. I think mainly of my engine.

 

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Me, Naoko, Peter, Betty.

I go home and contemplate the amazing sunset season.

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Only the beginning.

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1 Response to Matsubara

  1. Tim Hunt says:

    Matsubara gave a great talk about her long journey as an artist, with wonderful illustrations. I missed the opening ceremony which took place the following day.

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