Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Festa Della Repubblica


(赤松ネロさんと一緒に)
イタリア建国記念日祝賀会がイタリア大使館で行われました。大使館の庭を飾ったアートは成城時代の同級生赤松ネロ(楽園の車窓)の作品。人ごとながら誇らしい気分。イタリア企業代表が多く集り、見知った顔も多くイタリアワイン、ジェラートと楽しくおいしい会でした。残念ながら早々に失礼して、そのまま羽田から福岡へ。イタリアファッションについて講演を依頼された訳ですが、ファッション関係でない一般の方々が対象。年齢も様々で、金融関係の男性が多く集まるとか?誰に向かって何をどう話せば良いのかしら?。
The reception of National day of Italy was held in the Embassy of Italy. The art (Paradise in a Train Window) decorating the garden of the site was created by Nero Akamatsu , my schoolmate of Seijo. I am proud of Nero although there is no business relation at all. There were many representatives from Italian companies and I enjoyed the nice and delicious party with Italian wine and gelato and with some acquaintances. It was my regret that I had to leave earlier because I had to take a flight from Haneda to Fukuoka. I was asked to make a speech about Italian fashion in Fukuoka but the gathering is for ordinary people with non-fashion related business. The age range varies and some say that majority is male who are involved with finance business? What topic should I talk about?