Intangible Library of Jerusalem
This event has ended.
*As part of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, gallery and our office will be temporarily closed from April 16 (Thu) until May 31 (Sun), 2020.
This garden was designed by the late Kiichi Suzuki an architect and world traveler who was on a constant quest to capture and share moments of countless places around the world. In easter of 1981, he visited Jerusalem. The domes of the city alongside the festive spirit made a strong impression on him. Jerusalem, one of the oldest cities dating back thousands of years, is a vibrant, inspiring and complex city. Time is set in a different way, letting the past echo into the future. Every stone and layer of the city carries an abundance of stories and memories which all blend into extraordinary daily encounters and colorful situations. Here one can find time and space-specific situations, moments, languages, traditions and sounds spread around the garden and under the tree of the Ayumi Gallery. Using QR scans, visitors are invited to unveil and experience a fraction of the city, and its intangible qualities: from smells of plants to local sounds, spoken stories, and rituals. The map of Jerusalem is scaled into the garden letting each QR reveal a site-specific & moment in time according to its real location: moments from the east are situated in the east side of the garden, moments from the west will be found in the west. The Ayumi Gallery garden is transformed into a living dome of cultural richness. Over the upcoming seasons, different events will take place around the garden installation.