Melania tours funky art exhibit with Japanese PM's wife and signs autographs for children at 'Be Best' event in Tokyo's digital aquarium
- Melania Trump toured a digital art museum Sunday morning in Tokyo and signed autographs for students participating in a 'Be Best' event
- Joined by her Japanese counterpart, Mrs. Akie Abe, at teamLabs Borderless
- Children crowded Mrs. Trump - who wore a navy Loro Piano jumpsuit - and asked for autographs after first lady signed a fish for a student
- Event promoted 'Best Best' initiative and took place with their husbands golfed
Melania Trump toured a digital art museum Sunday morning in Tokyo and signed autographs for students participating in a 'Be Best' event held by the first lady and her Japanese counterpart within the teamLab Borderless exhibit.
Children attending grade school within the Setagaya Public School district created artwork for a digital aquarium at the museum that is projected onto its walls.
They had help from the first lady, who drew photos of fish for the installation.
After she drew a purple fish for one vocal student and addressed it to the little girl, children crowded her, asking for autographs and drawings.
The first lady obliged and signed fish for many of the children, of which there were roughly 30 altogether, who'd gathered round and asked her for sea creature photos.
First Lady Melania Trump poses with hildren while visiting the Mori Building Digital Art Museum on Sunday in Tokyo
The first lander and her Japanese counterpart toured a digital art museum while their husbands golfed
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife Akie Abe (R) and U.S. first Lady Melania Trump (L) visit the MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM on May 26, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan
She also gave them 'Be Best' drawstring bags, to promote her initiative, that contained, pencils, stickers and school supplies, according to the first lady's spokeswoman.
The first lady work a navy Loro Piano jumpsuit to the popular museum in Odaiba Pallete Town that shut down for the duration of her visit. Mrs. Abe also wore navy but opted for an artsy dress covered in yellow circles.
While Melania Trump and Akie Abe were playing with kids, their husbands were playing golf at a country club outside of Tokyo.
Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took selfies together in Chiba on the golf course. The White House says they played with Japanese professional golfer Isao Aoki.
Abe and Trump did not speak to press, even though the U.s. president had a lot on his mind. He spent the morning tweeting about Joe Biden and North Korea.
He claimed afterward that Japanese officials told him 'Democrats would rather see the United States fail than see me or the Republican Party succeed,' as he attempted to justify his morning tweets.
His press secretary declined to comment on the missives at the art installation, which she went to with the first lady while the commander in chief golfed.
She signed autographs for students participating in a 'Be Best' event held by the first lady and her Japanese counterpart within the teamLab Borderless exhibit
The first lady work a navy Loro Piano jumpsuit to the popular museum in Odaiba Pallete Town that shut down for the duration of her visit
They passed through a room filled with glowing lanterns that lit up at their touch, too. Mrs. Abe wore low, silver heels that sparkled to match the occasion
Children attending grade school within the Setagaya Public School district created artwork for a digital aquarium at the museum that is projected onto its walls
Melania Trump put her own spin on the aquarium, adding a 'Be Best' element to it
She told DailyMail.com the digital art lab is an ‘amazing and innovative place' but answered no additional questions.
Melania's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, revealed the back storm of the art installation visit while the first lady drew fish for children.
She said Mrs. Trump worked with Mrs. Abe to come up with an activity they could do together while their husbands bonded golf. Mrs. Abe recommended they tour the digital art museum.
'She's really enjoying her second trip to Japan, and she’s really looking forward to the next couple of days with the prime minster and Mrs. Abe,' Grisham said.
Melania Trump put her own spin on the aquarium, adding a 'Be Best' element to it.
Fish bearing the initiative's slogan swam through the digital aquarium, and Mrs. Trump told kids to 'Be Best' when she gave them her autograph.
'Mrs. Trump always loves to do anything she can with children,' Grisham told DailyMail.com.
First Lady Melania Trump waves while visiting the Mori Building Digital Art Museum
The first lady and her companion did not speak to media during the aquarium interaction with kids or during an earlier tour.
Before they sat down with Japanese primary students, the first lady and Mrs. Abe visited other rooms in the art exhibit, including one with more than 1,000 sparkling, white crystals.
They passed through a room filled with glowing lanterns that lit up at their touch, too.
Mrs. Abe wore low, silver heels that sparkled to match the occasion. Mrs. Trump had on navy blue flats and a dark belt that wrapped around her navy jumper with white piping on the lapel.
The first lady joined Mrs. Abe for tea after press departed. She'll attend a sumo match this evening with her husband, who's awarding the winner an over-sized, gold cup that weighs more than 60 pounds.
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