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The first sketch. “In the beginning of our visit, Mr. Tanaka took us around in his car to visit people he knew or people he had worked with, and to the temples as well, to see woodwork and other crafts. We came up with the idea for the screens about two weeks before we left,” Cohen says. “Mr. Tanaka was really laughing when we showed our sketch to him, which was his polite way of saying we were crazy.”