About a year ago now, there was a little write-up done on me and my work in the english language newsletter of the Japanese model ship society, The Rope.
I posted this entry on my ship modeling blog site, but realized today that I hadn’t shared it on Wasenmodeler. Much of the reason for mentioning me in the newsletter is due to my fascination for traditionl Japanese watercraft, so I figured I really should be posting something about it here.
It’s nice when you don’t have to toot your own horn because somebody else does it for you. In the latest edition of The Rope News, which is the newsletter of the Japanese ship model society in Tokyo, my friend Norio Uriu, who is the Director of International Relations for the group, did a nice little write up on me and my work on Japanese traditional boats.
I was introduced to Norio-san through ship modeler Don Dressel of the Ship Modelers Association of Fullerton, California. Don and I both built models of Woody Joe’s Higaki Kaisen kit and we exchanged a few emails about building Woody Joe kits. I built some of the other Japanese traditional boat kits, and he built a Japanese pagoda and Woody Joe’s Egyptian Sun Ship kit.
Having Norio-san as a contact in Japan, we made arrangements to meet for dinner one evening in Tokyo…
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