「The 500th Anniversary of the discovery of the Pacific Ocean by Balboa」

Exhibit :May 9th〜18th 2013
 Cervantes Instituto, Tokyo


Panama                Spain 
Panel discussion : "The discovery of the Pacific Ocean by Vasco Núñez de Balboa


Title of the exhibit by Mrs. Yuko Rinoie

Vasco Núñez de Balboa was born in 1475 and passed away on January 21st of 1519.
He conducted several diplomatic missions in the
Spanish colonies and is the first European to discover the Pacific Ocean while proceeding with his fellow travellers from the land of Panama.
He reached the western shore in September of 1513.
The diary pages of his travel log were exhibited in Spanish by the best
artists of MG School.


Lobby entrance of the Cervantes Institute in Tokyo
The exhibit titles and first pages of Balboa's travel log were on display.


Greetings by Mr. A. Gil de Carrasco, Director of Instituto Cervantes


Conference on the discovery of
the Pacific Ocean

Panel discussion

Auditorium entrance: all the pages of the travel log were reproduced in calligraphy.

Instituto Cervantes provided a Japanese translation of the Spanish pages
which were exquisitely executed by 15 top artists under the direction of MG School

The Ambassador of Spain and his wife showed great interest for the artworks.

MG best artists posing with H. E. Miguel Angel Navarro and his wife Romana
Following the panel discussion, the Ambassador of Panama hosted a cocktail party
From left to right: Mr. R. N. Diaz, Economic Couonsellor, Mrs. M. Fujii, Mrs. M. Gaggini, H.E. J. K. Sifaki, Ambassador, Mrs. F. Hoshino
MG School group from left to right: E. Kuwata, M. Yamada, M. Fujii, M. Fujimatsu,
M. Matsuura and S. Norimatsu

Everyone had an enriching experience and a great evening thanks to Instituto Cervantes and the Embassy of the Republic of Panama