U.S. first girl Melania Trump and her Japanese counterpart Akie Abe, middle, listens to gross sales supervisor Hajime Fukuju throughout their go to to Mikimoto Ginza Main Store, Japan’s pearl jewellery maker, at Ginza purchasing district in Tokyo Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017.(Photo: Katsumi Kasahara, pool picture through AP)

TOKYO – While her husband chased golf balls with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Japan’s premier course, U.S. first girl Melania Trump targeted on a extra iridescent type of orb: pearls.

Abe’s spouse, Akie, greeted the primary girl with a bow as she arrived on the Mikimoto Pearl flagship retailer in Tokyo’s glitzy Ginza purchasing district on Sunday. The two girls had a quick chat after posing for photographs within the retailer’s VIP lounge.

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Two “ama” pearl divers of their conventional white costumes, their goggles pulled up on prime of their heads and carrying the hampers they might use to gather the pearl oysters, joined them as a retailer supervisor defined various kinds of pearls and the way they’re gathered and badembled into jewellery.

The first girls toured the store and posed with workers in the course of the temporary go to. Mrs. Trump, a former vogue mannequin who as soon as offered her personal line of jewellery on the QVC tv purchasing channel, made no purchases.

Hundreds of individuals ogled the shop from the road, which is become a pedestrian walkway on weekend afternoons. Roads in Ginza and different areas close to the resort the place the Trumps are staying had been closely guarded. A big portion of the park throughout from the resort was cordoned off.

Mikimoto’s founder, Kokichi Mikimoto, is alleged to have invented cultured pearls in 1893. The store in Ginza opened in 1899. The firm is the official supplier of jewellery to Japan’s Imperial household.

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