Iwate Prefecture Information
Iwaizumi
4:00 - 6:30 = August 26, 2004 - Canson - 49 x 68cm

Done on a light cloud blue paper. I liked this dragon .too bad the whole design couldn't fit on the paper. A woman brought out a mug of hot coffee and I almost spilled it on the drawing.
Nodamura
10:15 - 1:00 = August26, 2004 - Mermaid - 40 x 50cm

This sea creature/ city mascot was on the middle of the manholes. I did this one near a rest area and I was given an ice cream cone. Thanks. There was also a major accident on the highway while I was doing this one. Always scary hearing the loud crash of metal.
Yamada
11:00 - 1:10 = August27, 2004 - Canson - 43cm

Beautiful design. The neighbors brought me a sandwich and drink while I was doing this one. Seems like the people in this part of Japan are kinder to strangers than in other prefectures.
Miyako
an hour = August 27, 2004 - Mermaid - 43 x 43 cm

I had hiked down to this spot early in the morning. This area isn't open to cars. I had started doing this drawing when a huge tour bus parked right in front of me so I couldn't continue the drawing as I knew as soon as that bus left another would take its place.