A sports drink from a grandpa

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Drawn in Okayama on the way back from Hiroshima. As I was finishing up this watercolor, I look up from my sketching to a man in his 70s peering down at me. “Hey! Do you speak Japanese?” he asks me. With a yes, he hands me a sports drink and says, “ご苦労さん”.

‘Thank you for your hard work.’

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