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This is a portrait of the sculptor who made the statue I posted yesterday. My apologies for the poor quality of the statue photo. I have a 120 negative, I believe, that I could rescan and then the quality would be terrific.

This gentleman, as I noted before, had rather a unpleasant temeperament, but I was interrupting his work and he was nice enough to take me through his studio. I wish I knew his name.

I put down Tokyo as where he lived but it was outside Tokyo in some park I came across in my wanderings where I found his studio.

In any event character radiates from his face and I wish I knew more of his inner rage as shown in his work and face. I consider myself very fortunate to have met two "national treasures". Tomorrow I will show the other. He was a gentle and pleasant man who, in his youth, speared bears with a lance. A dangerous pastime!! He had, or so I was told, a ninth degree black belt in some martial art [Aikido?] and some fancy honor in tea ceremony. A remarkable combination in a remarkable country.

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