After the last Foundation Course ended, we had meeting and closing party for the Foundation Courses at the Restaurant Ivory in the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum from 6 o’clock in the evening. With the conclusion of all six Foundation Courses, the TOBIRA candidates (hereinforth: TOBIKO) had developed quite good relationships. I think the Foundation Courses were quite difficult, but everyone worked hard.
All the members of the TOBIRA Band, who I previously introduced in this blog, also appeared. They performed the well-known NHK song “Metropolitan Art Museum” because the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum is a Tokyo Metropolitan Museum. The TOBIRA Band performance in the costumes with the matching blue turbans made by Tokita-san, one of the TOBIKO, were like a symbol of the work completed in the two months since the TOBI Gateway Project began.
This “Girl with a Pearl Earring” is Ōhashi-san, the supervising curator of the Mauritshuis Gallery exhibition. It looks quite good on her! Also, taking the timing into consideration, I’d really like to have a meeting of all TOBIKO. Next up are the Practical Courses. Let’s all do our best! (Itō)