2019 Turkish Culture Year
The Treasures and the Tradition of “Lâle” in the Ottoman Empire
The Treasures and the Tradition of “Lâle” in the Ottoman Empire, introducing the multifaceted arts and cultures of Turkey, will be held in 2019.
Turkey, being a major bridge between East and West, has integrated many cultures leading to the creation of works of peerless beauty.
This exhibition of treasures from the collection of Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace Museum includes decorative and art-craft objects, introducing the life in the palace, its love of flowers—tulips above all—together with the aesthetics, culture, and artistic perspectives of the Ottoman Empire.
This exhibition highlights the friendly ties between Turkey and Japan by presenting works that were exchanged between the Ottoman sultans and Japan’s imperial family, and other Mejii-period art objects making a return visit to Japan.
This exhibition has been organized in the hope of expanding the range of interactions between the two countries, located at the eastern and western edges of Asia, and fostering greater friendship between them.
Through approximately 170 works, most of which are coming to Japan for the first time, this exhibition will provide an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Turkish history, culture and its art-loving national character.
|Date||March 20 (Wed.) - May 20 (Mon.), 2019
Closed on Tuesdays (except for April 30)
* 10:00-20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays
* From April 26 to May 5, until 20:00
（Last admission 30 minutes before closing）
|Venue||The National Art Center, Tokyo (Kokuritsu-Shin-Bijutsukan), Special Exhibition Gallery 2E
7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8558
|Organized by||The National Art Center, Tokyo; Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Japan; Nikkei Inc.; TBS; BS-TBS|
|Under the auspices of||The Presidency of the Republic of Turkey|
|With the sponsorship of||ITOCHU Corporation; Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.; Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.; Toray Industries, Inc.; TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION; Nippon Flour Mills Co., Ltd.; BIGLOBE Inc.|
|With the special cooperation of||TURKISH AIRLINES|
|With the cooperation of||Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Culture and Tourism; The Topkapi Palace Museum; The Japan-Turkey Society|
|Inquiries||Tel : +81 (0)3-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)|