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FLOTUS print travel pool #2
Annie Karni • POLITICO
February 11, 2017: 09:45 AM

FLOTUS and Akie Abe arrived at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens at 9:19 a.m.

FLOTUS is dressed in a tight, white, ankle-length dress, paired with nude flats and a white sweater draped over her shoulders. She is wearing dark sunglasses. Abe is wearing a white button down shirt, an A-line skirt and pumps, with no shades.

Abe waved to the Japanese media as they passed. FLOTUS did not acknowledge the press, and looked straight ahead.

The property is completely silent and empty. We could overhear one of the tour guides telling FLOTUS about the tiles, and the "continuity" that is "in sync with the vision of the museum to honor Japanese culture." A Japanese interpreter translated the remarks for Abe.

FLOTUS and Abe stopped for a photo-op on a footbridge, overlooking a still pond.

Pool split from the gaggle of interpreters, aides and security to meet FLOTUS and Abe at the second stop of the tour.

At 9:35 a.m., they made it to stop #2, the Karesansui Late Rock Garden, about a half-mile walk from the bridge.

This time, FLOTUS was holding a Japanese fan.

FLOTUS smiled for the press and asked one question of the guide, but it was unintelligible from our vantage point about 30 feet away.

On the move to stop #3.

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