Cultural evening at the Residence of the Ambassador of Lebanon
His Excellency Mohamad El-Harake

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009


Ambassador El-Harake gave a lively presentation of the ancestor of the Latin alphabet:
The Phoenician Alphabet

Mrs. Shizu Hirata was the calligrapher in charge
for the evening and prepared place cards
in Insular minuscules.
The crest of Lebanon: the Cedar tree

Before dinner

Cocktail time

Relaxing time before the start of the presentation

A personal gift from the Ambassador

His Excellency gave a dynamic talk on the origins of
the Phoenician alphabet and the historical and artistic heritage
of Lebanon


A generous menu greeted everyone after the presentation

Smiles of appreciation at the Ambassador's table

A great evening



With glamorous Tokyo Tower in the background

The President of Kampo Cultural Center Mrs. Yuri Harada came from Kyoto to greet everyone and attend this wonderful evening (right)

An alphabet plaque was offered to all the participants
as a token of friendship

It was an enriching and wonderful cultural evening.

Thank you!