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

Sunset over the Seto Inland Sea

Sunset over the Seto Inland Sea

  On top of all the great things that the Seto Inland Sea has to offer (and that I try to show you on the blog on a regular basis), let’s not forget its wonderful sunsets:     Note that this one is not today’s (the...

Waiting For - 4

Waiting For…

  Today, I want to tell you about a piece from Art Setouchi that you can see 24/7 and you don’t even need to go to an island for that. Actually, if you’ve been to Takamatsu since 2013, there are chances that you walked around...

Ogijima Onba Library

Onba Ogijima Library

    You may or may not know that there is now a library on Ogijima! Right now, it’s only an Onba, but very soon, it’ll be a real building. For more information and detail: Ogijima Library’s website Facebook page Twitter account    

Naoshima Pier

Naoshima Beach

  Nowadays, Naoshima is more and more famous, with reason, for its great museums and art. However, when you visit the island, you’ll see that not only the art is amazing, but also the surroundings – namely the Seto Inland Sea – and the best...

Old Japanese Mailbox

Old Japanese Mailbox

    This old Japanese mailbox is not in used anymore (it stands inside the Seto Inland Sea Folk History Museum in Takamatsu). However, there are a few that can be seen here and there on Shikoku and I believe in other (rural) parts of...

Japanese Cicada

Japanese Cicada

    I hate Japanese Cicada so much (you would do if they woke you up at 5.30 in the morning and if they were pouring their 70-80 decibels of irritating sounds into your living room daily for a month), and yet, I keep on...


Aji and its Stone

  Aji is a neighborhood in the north-east of Takamatsu. Actually, it used to be its own village before being incorporated to the city a few years ago. However, despite being now part of Takamatsu, it remains isolated enough to still feel like a village. This...

Zentsu-ji - April 2013 - 2

At Zentsu-ji

    Just a couple of pictures from Zentsu-ji, the 75th temple of the Shikoku Pilgrimage (but the largest and most important one as it’s the birthplace of Kobo Daishi).        


Takamatsu Fishing Port

  Funny how before I lived in town, when I was simply visiting, I used to see the Takamatsu fishing port pretty much daily (my in-laws live nearby), but nowadays I very rarely go. However, I stopped by a few days ago and brought you some...

Megijima Matsuri 2015 - 2

Megijima Matsuri, 2015

  Yesterday was my (more or less) yearly visit of Megijima (as well as, earlier in the day, my 10th or so, visit of Ogijima in the year – yet some people think they’re pretty much interchangeable – people who don’t know them, but I’m...

Akinorium - Ogijima - 07

Akinorium on Ogijima

  Sometimes, I’m worse than the white rabbit. I should have posted this late April, early May… Oh well, better late than never, and it’s not even exactly “late” as I’m going to tell you about one of the new artworks of the Setouchi Triennale...

Tanuki - Yashima-ji

Tanuki in Yashima-ji

  When you go to Yashima-ji – the 84th temple of the Shikoku Pilgrimage – located in Takamatsu, make sure you see the tanuki. The temple is full of them, and while some of them are quite obvious, some other ones are pretty well hidden. Here are just a...