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.
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.
We have a dedication ceremony with lots of high rollers. I think mainly of my engine.
I go home and contemplate the amazing sunset season.
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.