Setouchi: the Seto Inland Sea, its islands and coastal areas.

Seto Inland Sea

Seto Inland Sea

    First of all, I want to wish you all a very Happy New Year 2015… Now that this is out of the way, this picture is one of my favorite views of the Seto Inland Sea. To start the year in a playful...

Konpirasan - to the top - 14

Konpira-san: to the top!

I took my damn sweet time. I can’t believe that this post was more than two and half years in the making, but we are finally there, to the top of Konpira-san! But before we go any further, time to catch up with the previous...

Decay

Decay in the Seto Inland Sea

    Even if they make great photo subjects, abandoned houses on the Seto Inland Sea islands are always a bit depressing. A constant reminder that their survival hang only by a thread. I don’t remember where I took this picture (it was a few years...

Light of Shodoshima - 19

Light of Shodoshima

  Light of Shodoshima (小豆島の光) by Taiwanese artist Wen-Chih Wang was one of the most impressive artworks from the Setouchi Triennale 2013. I’m using the past tense, because unfortunately, it was dismantled last month. What made it so special is also what prevented it from...

Yoshihide Otomo - Ogijima - 07

Yoshihide Otomo on Ogijima

  As you may know, the Setouchi Triennale’s main goal is to revitalize the islands of the Seto Inland Sea. The Triennale is an amazing idea to trigger that revitalization, but while it is necessary, an art festival every three years is not enough to...

Bride and Groom in Korakuen - 1

Newlyweds in Korakuen

  When you visit beautiful and famous parks in Japan, you sometimes stumble upon newlyweds taking pictures. Here is a young couple who immortalized their wedding in Okayama’s Korakuen:              

Ogijima Soul

Ogijima’s Sky

  When you’re on Ogijima and look up, you sometimes see this:     In case you’re wondering, it’s Jaume Plensa’s Ogijima’s Soul.    

Fushimi Inari Taisha

Quick stop…

    A quick stop on the blog to say hi as I’ve reached the midpoint of my vacation, so “Hi”. The first half consisted in a small trip to Kyoto and a stop to Ehime (Niihama and Saijo to be precise). The second half...

Seto Inland Sea - Teshima - Ogijima

Wandering…

    Just a quick note to tell you to not worry if you don’t see anything on this blog for the next two weeks (don’t worry, but don’t forget me either, mmm ‘kay?). I’ll be on vacation for a few days, and I’ll also have...