Jan 6, 2007

Sashimi


When Yun and I were in Japan we did something I always wanted to do. We went to the Tsukiji fish market. It's the largest fish market in the world. They handle 2000 tons of seafood a day. That's right, I said a day. The reason I wanted to see it is because you can eat the freshest sushi on the planet. There are a handful of tiny eateries that serve the best fish from the market that day. There are long lines of locals and tourists. Yun and I went out there and waited on a long line. I did a little doodle to pass the time. Our meal was cheap, simple and amazing. One we will never forget.

9 comments:

Ana Banana said...

yum, yum...fresh sushi! I'd love to be there!

Nice sketch.

Anonymous said...

Tommy,
It always amazes me that you are able to whip out your sketchbook anywhere and capture people who are obviously not standing still as you draw them. I'm trying to get a vision of you standing in line, or sitting in a restaurant, and drawing all the commotion around you. Do you find yourself improvising some of your subject matter for the sake of the drawing? Or are you able to draw fast enough to catch the moment before everyone scatters? You'll have to show me this some day. Your skills still amaze me and your drawings keep getting better and better! I get so psyched whenever I check in and find you've posted a new drawing. I'm inspired!

~Linda

Yun said...

Linda,
Tom happened to be sitting on his fold-up camping stool on the street corner when he whipped this up -- in about 20 minutes. I'm the third one in line. The drawing is pretty darn accurate, and not much improvising at all. He was surrounded by garbage, crates, and basically stopping traffic as usual.(I'm the third one in line.)

Tommy Kane said...

Yun's butt is nicer in real life than my drawing. People were standing on line so they were posing for a bit. A lot of people are a combination of a few people. You can watvh me do it sometime.

Anonymous said...

Tommy, You're cracking me up about Yun's butt-- Thanks for clearing that up. You're a nut. Laughing here!!!!!!

Yun, I can't wait to meet you! I'm sure there has never been a dull moment in your life since you met Tommy!

~Linda

edwinushiro said...

Dam'n Tommy! Seems like you've been cranking out drawings. I've been away from your blog for too long. Thanks for taking us along with you on your adventures.

martha said...

I love this drawing! The people have such expression, even from behind!

Big A said...

That sounds amazingly good!

Rrramone said...

Holy crap, I must go there right away. I love sushi! And I love this drawing!! :-)