Last year, the Seattle Urban Sketchers Friday ad-hoc group visited Kubota Garden to see stone masons Junji and Suminori Awata and Tetsuro Tanabe, a master stone splitter. They came from Japan to build the 8-foot tall ishigaki or dry stone stacked rampart base for the new Terrace Overlook.
returned today to see the result of the stonemasons' work. The timber
pavilion was built by local carpenters. It overlooks the koi pond.
Four of us sketched nearly this same view!
was delighted to meet Jennie, a visitor from Michigan via Australia!
She is living in Michigan not very far from where I grew up. The
Midwest Urban Sketchers group is quite spread out, so she sketches with
the Melbourne Sketchers when she goes back to visit her home town in Australia! We
also welcomed Martha, a new local sketcher to join us.