Kaneshima-san had been commissioned to restore four antique fusuma in a
His commission completed, through an interpreter, he asked if I'd like to see his work. The invitation was eagerly accepted.
I was studying these magnificent sliding panels when he asked, "Do you see the error I made?"
I couldn't find it until he pointed to the lower right comer of the third fusuma. "See," he said, "Poor brush stroke."
"Why did you do this?" I asked.
"To do perfect restoration would be demeaning to original artist."