The ARK, The CRANE & The TURTLE ©Leo Pellegatta

Kagome is an ancient traditional Japanese song. What the lyrics express is shrouded in mystery. One interpretation is that the term “kagome” can be referred to its shape, the six-pointed star. Certain scholars have a theory that the six-pointed star closely relates to Mt. Tsurugi, the highest peak of Shikoku island in Japan, and believe the Ark of the Covenant may be hidden somewhere in the mountain. According to scholars, after the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem, Israelites traveled along the Silk Road and arrived in Japan 2,700 years ago… Exploring this theory and its possibilities, and how it relates to the religious symbol and similar stories from the Old Testament, this exhibition will be shown in a classroom of the former Junpū Elementary School.

Lunch Room, Junpū Elementary School 2F
609-1, Kakimoto-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto

2017/04/12 - 04/23 12:00-19:00
CLOSED Monday, Tuesday

Date:04/22(sat.) OPEN 18:30 START 19:00
Leo PELLEGATTA – film & photography / Nicolas LAFERRERIE – composition & memory-box / Tokiko IHARA – shō & vocals / Samuel ANDRE – field recording, spatialisation / UMU・PRISM・O・LYRA – glass harp , lyre & vocals / TAIKI – acoustic guitar
Special guest: Chris MOSDELL – poetry & scenario
Advance ticket ¥2,000 / On the day ¥2,500
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Sponsorship : Istituto Italiano di Cultura – Osaka

レオ・ペレガッタ Leo Pellegatta  leopellegatta.org
Born in 1970, Milano, Italy; based in Tokyo