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Landscapes of Kyoto - Kumowaku
Kyoto
Year: 1997
Dimensions: 91.0cm x 116.5cm

Kumowaku.jpg

From Shuzan Road, I was driving into Arashiayama Takao Parkway towards Sagano. I drive passed this road quite often, but it seems I always come during the off season, and therefore there weren't many oncoming cars and it was a nice road to drive on.
As soon as I made a big right curve, I saw mountains right in front of me, and I saw some clouds floating on the mountain surface, but the view disappeared in the rear left in no time. Before I knew it, I hit the break hard; but this was not the only time I braved the danger. I took advantage of the fact there were no cars behind me, I reversed the car to the location where I could see the mountains. I somehow managed to find a safe place to park the car, and this is a painting of the sketch that I made that day with some struggle. I was fortunate that there were no cars passing by while I was making the sketch.

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