2010 Japan Year in Turkey
Transcending borders ー The art of Brush and Pen

Thursday and Friday 18-19th of February 2010 at the Residence of the Ambassador of Turkey

The opening of Japan Year in Turkey was launched in January this year by the Ambassador of Japan to Turkey.
The MG-SCHOOL is taking part to this year-round even by representing the Latin alphabet in Turkey.
The first exhibit of Turkish texts using the Latin alphabet opened at the Residence of the Ambasador of Turkey to Japan before being shipped to the Sabanci Museum in Istanbul、
His Excellency Sermet Atacanli was very generous in lending his residence for 2 days and hosting a party for the artist-calligraphers and illuminators of the MG School.

<43 Artworks on Exhibit >

Gate of the Embassy of Turkey in Tokyo

Entrance hall

Mesdames Oda and Yamaguchi welcomed the guests at the entrance

The Embassy was designed by the famous Japanese architect Kenzou Tange

The exhibit hall where 43 works of the best artists were on display

500 visitors came to admire the Turkish texts


During the exhibit

Reception hosted by His Excellency Sermet Selim Atacanli

Greeting by the Ambassador

150 people attended

His Excellency Paul Fivat, Ambassador of Switzerland came to show his support

A delicious buffet of Turkish delicacies was prepared by the Embassy chef

A very enjoyable evening

From left: H.E. Nobuaki Tanaka, Ambassador of Japan to Turkey
Muriel Gaggini, President of the MG School
Mrs. Yuri Harada, President of Kampo Cultural Center
and co-founder of MG School
H.E. Sermet Atacanli, Ambassador of Turkey to Japn

Other members of the MG School

Muriel Gaggini and Ambassadors Nobuaki Tanaka surrounded by MG's artist-calligraphers
It was a wonderful evening, thank you to all!