August 15 at the MoNA.
The family of Japanese cellist Harumi Takaishi came to the MoNA to have a private tour of the museum with artist Paulina Constancia who happened to be in town.
Harumi met Paulina’s nephew Mikko Pablo (also a cellist) at a peace concert for 1000 cellos in Hiroshima. Both Mikko and Harumi met as peace concert performers in Japan. Years later Hiromi’s family visits Mikko’s family in Cebu.
At the entrance of the MoNA: (L-R) Hidehiro, Harumi, Miori (daughter), Kohtaroh (son) and artist Paulina Constancia
Harumi was so happy to find many music-inspired work at the MoNA. She insisted on being photographed in front of this image of a cellist entitled “Hibiscus Melody” since she is a cellist herself. And she was happy to pose with her imaginary cello…
Close up photo of PC’s painted quilt “Hibiscus Melody”, part of the collection Hue and I in a Secret Garden which was shown in The Netherlands in the year 2000
Paulina’s art “Spider Finders” is a perfect backdrop for this loving Mother-son-daughter team. Here are Harumi, Kohtaroh and Miori mimicking the action in Paulina’s painting.
Close up photo of PC’s painted quilt “Spider Finders”, part of the collection Hue and I in a Secret Garden which was shown in the Netherlands in the year 2000
Final pose with this musical and adventure-loving Japanese family. (L-R) Artist Paulina Constancia, Hidehiro (High School teacher and sax player), Kohtaroh (motorbike dealer and guitar player), Miori (fashion design student), Harumi (cellist).
Here’s To Art, Music, PEACE & Friendship!!!