It has been an exhausting week but well worth the time and effort. We got everything done and are ready to catch our flight today. Sad goodbyes came on Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday from students, co-workers, and friends. I will miss everyone. Their smiles and stories always brightened my day. Yesterday, I stopped by the art supply store to make my last purchase and to say goodbye, To my surprise and delight, the owner made me a hanko ( a personal stamp). I will use it from here on to sign my paintings. After thanking him profusely, I rushed home to use it. I completed a drawing inspired by a photo of my cat and looked for some materials to transfer it to. Most of my art supplies had been packed in my luggage which had already been sent ahead to the airport, but I still had some washi and a sharpie ink pen. So here is my last art work done on the Eve of my Departure from Japan graced by the Hanko I received as a parting gift.