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The Treasures and the Tradition of ‘Lale’ in the Ottoman Empire

March 20, 2019 – July 28, 2019
Tickets cost 1,600 yen (about $15)

The National Art Center, Tokyo


Organized as part of the 2019 Turkish Culture Year in Japan, this exhibition presents the treasures of Topkapi Palace to Japanese audiences. In addition to about 170 objects from Topkapi Palace, the exhibition recreates spaces from the palace, including the library, a prayer room, the harem and a courtyard. 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 includes other Mejii-period art objects making a return visit to Japan. The exhibition will visit both Tokyo and Kyoto:

March 20–May 20: National Art Center in Tokyo

June 14–July 28: National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto


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