Words from Lucas, winner(受賞者メッセージ)

“I created my piece using ink pen and a light wash of water color. I learned how to shade better and create deeper shadows with ink pen. “The lion is a memorial, it gives off a sad feeling for those soldiers died in war. I decided to paint this because I wanted to bring attention to this wonderful sculpture, as it seems unrecognized to most. ”

“I feel that the cards are an excellent way to express Japanese culture and games. I find Karuta is fun to play. I am proud of joining the competition and have my piece as one of the Karuta cards.”