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Colours of Anatolia This Time in Japan

23.10.2017 778 Okunma Sayısı

The "Colours of Anatolia" culture and art tour organized by Yunus Emre Enstitüsü presenting many activities, continues in Japan.

The program which brings Turkish cultural motifs to five continents of the world, was met with great interest in Tokyo after Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius and Minsk.

With Colours of Anatolia program, Yunus Emre Enstitüsü continues to introduce the cultural motifs of Turkey in five continents of the world. The Colours of Anatolia program launched in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv last April by the Enstitü, continued in September and October in Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius and Minsk. Events in Tokyo, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires will follow right after.

Stating that they aim to strengthen the cultural bridge between the two countries, Yunus Emre Enstitüsü President Prof. Dr. Şeref Ateş said that they aim for world societies to know Turkey more closely and through right sources, and that they have realized many projects in this direction. Prof. Dr. Ateş said, "As Enstitü, we reach thousands of people in five continents. These activities that encompass all colours of our culture, enable us to establish face-to-face contact with hundreds of thousands of people and to express ourselves, forging strong ties between cultures and countries. Japan and Turkey are two countries with close and strong ties in cultural and traditional sense. We will continue our efforts to strengthen these ties and to hand them down to future generations.”

On October 14th, Garip Ay shared the art and techniques of marbling with art lovers as a guest of Japanese TV channel, and on October 18th Kadesh Japanese-Turkish Joint Dance and Marbling Performance was followed with great interest in Tokyo Shibuya City Owada Culture Centre. In addition, a marbling workshop was held by Garip Ay at Tokyo Institute on October 15th.

Marbling Art and Techniques from Garip Ay

Garip Ay, who combines the traditional marbling art with a modern perspective, was a guest on live broadcast at Toshima Cable TV at 4 P.M. on October 14th and informed the audience on both marbling techniques and the Japanese-Turkish common dance performance.

The marbling workshop held on October 15th was a pleasant experience for art lovers.

Turkish - Japanese friendship

24 dancers from the country of rising sun Japan, and 11 dancers from the cradle of civilizations Turkey, rehearsed together through videos shot for 2 months and came together for the first time in general rehearsal on October 16th.

In The Colours of Anatolia featuring various activities, Kadesh Turkish-Japanese joint dance show met with art lovers on October 18th at 7:30 P.M. at Sakura Hall in Tokyo Shibuya City Owada Cultural Centre. In the program, the music and dance show Kadesh inspired by the world's first written peace treaty made on Anatolian lands fascinated the audience with its rhythm blending traditional and modern dances and was accompanied by the colours of world famous marbling artist Garip Ay reflected on the screen.