So I feel inclined to expand a little more on Ohno seeing as I made one side of my uchiwa for him. I’ve always wanted to be fished out of the crowd by him, and what better way then making a fish uchiwa?
While he was passing by on one of those personal carts pushed by people through the crowd, he caught sight of my uchiwa and I nearly DIED because he paused and looked at for like 4 seconds, and I know 4 seconds doesn’t sound long, but count to four out loud right now and imagine Ohno looking at something *YOU* made while doing so. And the fact he LOOKED AT IT FOR THAT LONG HOLY CRAP. And he leaned forward to get a better look!
He didn’t fish out anyone that day from what I could tell, but I’m just so happy he saw the fan and I couldn’t really understand his expression because it looked like he was trying to remember something while looking at it. haha~ but I am all kinds of proud that I not only got his attention but distracted him enough to make him pause and lean over the rail a bit to look at it. Now I might as well just have been a floating hand holding the uchiwa up for all the eye contact he made with me (I’ll give you a hint: not at all), but something about him just looking at my simple art made the experience just as if not more special then him just waving at me in the crowd.
Day made? Yes.