The ceremonious Japanese delegation arrived. Two hours of careful and dazzled examination, of exclamations, of “hi” and “han”; in the chimney of the cabanon, I cooked a truffle omelette and the deal was struck! A few weeks later, in the summer 1990, the hundred mannequins flew from Marseille-Marignane airport to Kyoto in a beautiful container where I had laid them.
Prior to that, I made them parade 4 by 4 in front of the rock by the cabanon. This made the “Last portrait”.