Japan in Yıldız Palace Photographs

14/10/2019

Sultan Abdulhamid II's Yıldız Palace Photography Collection, which has an unmatched value not only for Turkish culture, but also for the world culture, will be visiting Japan after its visits to France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States and Russia.

The photography exhibition entitled "Looking at 19th-Century Japan from the Yıldız Palace Photography Exhibition," curated by world renowned photographer Kamil Fırat, will be brought on October 22, 2019 to the photography lovers in Japan, where 2019 has been declared as the "Turkish Culture Year."

The exhibition features many sections from Japan albums and the photographs on display testify to an important period, offering a very rich content ranging from the disaster of the frigate Ertuğrul, which is a tragic symbol of the two countries, the royal family, the earthquakes in Japan, unique nature of Japan to human portraits. 

The exhibition will be hosted at Yunus Emre Institute's Tokyo Branch with support from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, State Archives Department of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, Yunus Emre Institute and Istanbul University as part of the project conducted by the Sultan Abdulhamid II Implementation and Research Center of Yıldız Technical University under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey.

Ottoman-Japanese Relations during the Reign of Sultan Abdulhamid II

During the event, a panel discussion entitled "Ottoman-Japanese Relations during the Reign of Sultan Abdulhamid II" will also be held to discuss the Ottoman-Japanese ties in terms of history, politics, international relations, culture and art. The panel discussion will be held on Thursday, October 24, at Yunus Emre Institute's Tokyo Branch with support from the Turkish Historical Society and it will be attended by Prof. Dr. Vahdettin Engin, Prof. Dr. Nobuo Misawa, Prof. Dr. Davut Hut, Dr. Ayşe Ersay Yüksel and Kamil Fırat.