Komorebi is the Association's most important annual event, which takes place every 12 July and takes its name from the first photography exhibition, organised in October 2016: starting from this event, Komorebi then extended its call to the arts to all other disciplines and passions, becoming the Association's pivotal event. Komorebi celebrates the anniversary of the tragic railway accident that occurred on the 12th of July 2016 between Corato and Andria, in which young Francesco, a lover of Japanese culture, lost his life.
Komorebi is Francesco’s light filtering through the world
"Komorebi" is indeed a Japanese word, which in Italian can only be rendered with a periphrasis: "the light of the sun that filters through the branches of the trees". Komorebi is the light of Francesco filtering through the world. The event is thus inspired by Francesco's willing character, and aims to disseminate a culture of well-being through the potential of inner resources and expressive arts: it is a multidisciplinary project of sharing, which offers opportunities for individual and social reflection. If Francesco had many interests and realised his dream of living fully in Japan, Komorebi wants to encourage every single person to follow their dreams and express themselves through their passions. Komorebi is a hymn to life, a path to celebrate memory in spite of death, with the only possible weapons: art, music, poetry, passion, empathy and the desire to get involved.
Komorebi is an invitation to everyone to fight death with art, so that we don't make the mistake of remembering our beloved with sadness. It's a call to put on our shoes and, as Francesco did, to wear out the soles to discover the world with our eyes and to represent it with our art, voice and passion.