Imagine! Japan sings for Turkey





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Published on Apr 4, 2008

Leading film-makers are seeking to change the way we think about other countries. This is one of a powerful series of films to be shown on Pangea Day, May 10, "the day the world comes together through film".

See all six anthems. Then visit http://www.pangeaday.org and register your screening for May 10. It's time to imagine a different world.

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 Ertuğrul was constructed in İstanbul. 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.



Director: Kosai Sekine

Executive Producer: Andrew Thomas, Rumi Takahashi

Producer: Satoshi Takahashi

Cinematographer: Koichi Sasame

Lighting director: Yoshiki Tanaka

Costume designer: Sachico Ito

Make up artist: Ryoji Inagaki

Set decorator: Naoki Yoshimine

Colorist: Yasutaka Ishihara

Muse: Lena/ HIMAWARI

Composer: Takeshi/ HIMAWARI

Sound designer: Tatsuo Nagami

Mixer: Akhiro Morita

Editor: Tomohiro Suzuki

Inferno artist: Eisuke Takahashi

Stylist: Junko Onuma, Mayumi Ito, Minako Maeda

Make up assistants: Toshiya Ota, Toru Sakanishi, Tomoko Miyagawa

Translator: Anna Takimoto

Production Manager: Toshiyuki TakeiFlag

1st Assistant camera: Hirotsugu Nakao

Camera Assistants: Tomohiko Goda, Jiro Yamaguchi

Gaffers: Atsushi Katsumura, Takuya Okawa, HANA, Tomomi Yamazaki

Key grip: Sadatoshi Nakagawa, Tadashi Kurata

Art dept. assistants: Naoe Yano, Ryno Takahashi, Kazunari Kataoka

Production assistants: Shinya Shimizu, Yuki Miyauchi, Yoko Maki, Syuhei Yamabe

Production:Taiyo Kikaku, Hybrid

Combined flags provided by conceptual artist Mariano Favetto

Special thanks: Misogi Jinjya, Sanwa Cine Equipment ARC SYSTEM, Japan Cine Service, ACT AMAIKE SUPER-ORGANZA, SHREANU, ATELIER SENKA, MARBLING FINE ARTS, BRUECKE, COVER, Fine Films, SUI, Fini Kodack, IMAGICA, Sony PCL, McRay, Mangosteen


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