|Rina Kawaei was a member of the original Team 4. But on August 24, 2012 during Tokyo Dome Team Shuffle the original Team 4 was disbanded and she was transferred to Team A.|
On May 25, 2014 Rina Kawaei was attacked and injured during a handshake event. Fellow AKB48 member Anna Iriyama and a member of the security staff came to her aid and were also injured. All three have made full recoveries and Rina Kawaei and Anna Iriyama have both rejoined AKB48. One cannot create a piece of artwork portraying Rina Kawaei or Anna Iriyama without reflecting on this terrible event. But I wanted to concentrate on the time since their return. I wanted to draw something that shows Ricchan smiling and enjoying life and her job. Fly Ricchan!
Strathmore 11 x 17 300 Series Bristol Smooth
Pentel CLiCK 0.5 PD275 JAPAN 9G Mechanical Pencil