Michelle Obama's office previews some food plates and the china dishes the First Lady chose for the upcoming Japan State Dinner with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The Office of the First Lady hosted a preview, Monday (April 27) of tomorrow night's Japan State Dinner and unveiled some food items as well as a selection of State China dishes. Michelle Obama's office says she chose what has been dubbed "Kailua Blue" to distinguish her family's china from the red, green, blue and yellow used on more recent state services. A fluted band of Kailua Blue, framed by a textured gold rim and a simple gold inner line, appears on all pieces of the service, except the dinner and serving plates, according to a description provided by the White House. The solid white dinner plates are edged in gold; the service plates have a wide gold rim and the presidential coat of arms at the center.