Quite a while back, my fiance took a caricature I'd drawn of the sushi chefs at our favorite sushi restaurant in the whole world, Matsu, to them in Huntington Beach, CA. They displayed in their cozy, intimate sushi bar, but I had never seen it hanging up because I've only been able to visit once a year.
Tonight was my once-a-year for 2009! And I'd drawn the owner and the other chef from a photo my fiance had taken some time ago. They were very happy to receive another, and were gracious enough to pose for me for some photos. I even remembered how to say "caricature" in Japanese---"ni-ga-o-e", learned from my Japanese friends at the NCN convention. Thank you Hiroshi, Yuki, and Yuji!