Who in the White House advised Ms. Trump that Morikami was a good idea for a state visit? Please, @realDonaldTrump? Detail matters!
Through the eyes of the Japanese, a visit to Morikami calls attention to low culture in America. Tokyo, alone, has dozens of gardens where attention to detail -- and to nature -- makes Morikami a pathetic comparison. Sad!
Let me put it another way: you don't "make America great again!" by taking a Japanese state visitor to Morikami Garden.
Melania Trump could easily have hosted the wife of the Japanese Prime Minister, Akie Abe, in a visit to the nearby Everglades.
There are no other Everglades in the world. Since Japanese elevate gardens to the highest refinement in imitation of nature, a visit to the Everglades would have shown our Japanese state visitors something remarkable in nature.
To visit to the Everglades -- even in its vastly reduced diversity -- is to witness a natural kingdom that exists nowhere else. Great! Not Sad!
Has President Trump ever been to the Everglades, only a few dozen miles from Mar-A-Largo? Strange!
Delray Beach, Florida (CNN)First Lady Melania Trump is committed to continuing the White House garden tradition, showcasing her interest in a Saturday morning visit to the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens with Akie Abe, wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
"The First Lady has a deep personal commitment to her role as caretaker and nurturer, beginning with her family. She believes there is a connection between a child's mind and places of calm and beauty to be used as a tool for us all.
|Nezu Garden, Tokyo|