Imagine! Japan sings for Turkey
|Imagine! Japan sings for Turkey |
Pangea Day: May 10, 2008
Here the Japanese troupe performs the Turkish national anthem.
The director chose the Turkish anthem because of the historical friendship between the two countries. In 1864, the frigate Ertugrul was constructed in Istanbul. The government sent the Ertugrul with Commander Pasha and his crew to Japan. The voyage turned out to be fatal; except for 69 survivors, the Pacific Ocean claimed the lives of Pasha and his men. Deeply saddened by the tragic event, the Japanese Government helped the few survivors return to Istanbul, bringing with them the condolences of the Japanese Government. The historic event of the Ertugrul tragedy was memorialized in Oshima as a mark of friendship of the Japanese people for Turkey.
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