Nagano Prefecture 3 Information
Okaya
11:40- 1:05 = Aug. 7, 2004 - MBM - 42cm

Nice simple design. Right next to Lake Suwa. Azaleas.
Otari
7:24- 10:29 = Aug. 9, 2006 - Watson off white - 69cm

I was happy to find a very wide road to be able to do this drawing as the roads are generally narrow in small villages. However a grumpy old man came by and said " You foreigners are always in the way causing problems." After that a few nice men came by with construction horses for me to put up warning that I was there doing a drawing. It was amazing the difference in attitudes. It was like comparing heaven and hell The first man being a demon and the others angels. Cherry Blossoms.
Sakaki
2:32-3:55 = Oct. 23, 2006 - Canson - 42cm

I had to rush this one as I had to drive back to be at work .Apples ,grapes and roses: not very many of the citiies put roses on their manholes.
Saku
2:55-4:20 = Aug. 17, 2006 - Mermaid cloud blue - 40cm

It started raining so I had to end this one early. Cosmos.
Sanada
6:40-8:00AM = Aug. 6, 2004 - Mermaid gray - 43cm

Great design. Sort of like an old coin. Those are like Ninja.
Shimosuwa
3:35-5:48 = April 15, 2006 - Watson - 69cm

Nice design. Azalaes and cherry blossoms. Done in the parking lot of a public bath.
Shimosuwa
11:51-1:51 = April 15, 2006 - Watson - 55cm

I think this is supposed to be cherry blossoms..
Shinano
4:14 - 6:44 = August 13, 2006 - Watson - 66cm

Mammoth and cosmos. I came back the next day and put the paper back down and drew another 10 or 15 minutes as it still needed some work.
Shinano
8:34-11:34 + 12:58-2:23 = August 27, 2006 - Watson - 66cm

I thought I had figured out how to beat the rain. When it started raining I drove my car over the drawing so that it wouldn't get wet, and continued drawing under my car when it started dripping down on the paper from underneath the car..
Shinano
8:53 - 11:38 = May 4, 2007 - Watson - 63cm

This was done in a parking lot . A construction worker/handyman had told me where I could find this manhole cover. As far as I know it is the only one but surely they made more than one.
Shinano
2:35 - 4:50 = May 4, 2007 - Watson off white - 63cm

Rice harvesting sickles, rice fields and rice at harvest time.
Lake Nojiri
9:15 - 12:10 = August 15, 2006 - ? -20 x 36cm

Tim and Andrea Johnson have a cabin at this lake and they have been generous enough to let me stay there at various times So I have been able to do many drawings in this part of Japan. Thanks Tim and Andrea!!!