The Arabian Nights
Last Sunday, after school (I go to an English College in Shinjuku), I went to Akasaka to see the exibition of The Arabian Nights at The Japan Foundation Forum.
There introduces Antoine Galland who translated the book of One Thousand and One NIghts first, lots of valuable source books, the present Arabian world through scenery pictures, colorful clothes, belly dance, musical instruments, and Arabian world through media; movie posters, picture books etc.
What impressed me most was the exhibition of Arabian caligraphy. It’s an art itself as Japanese calligraphy. It seems to give the importance on composition. If there’s only this kind of calligraphy exhibit, I think it’s worthwhile to see it.
It opens at 12:00 and closes at 20:00. Actually today (Jan, 3rd) is the last day! 500 yen (for adults) is very cheap to see such a wonderful display, I think.