I drew this picture when I was in Yokohama, where Admiral Perry arrived in Japan, for an exhibition of my work. At the time, I was studying this major event in history class.
The artist is a ninth-grade student in Osaka. His personal exhibition in Osaka and Tokyo in 2006 was well received, and his work is included in the Epson Color Imaging book published in 2007.
This work was drawn with a ball-point pen. The drawing was scanned, then colored in Photoshop and merged with oil pastel and watercolor.