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

Red Pumpkin by Yayoi Kusama on Naoshima

Pumpkin Day

  So, today is Halloween, aka Pumpkin Day (sort of). Unfortunately, I haven’t really celebrated Halloween since I’ve left the US, even less so since I arrived in Japan, but pumpkins are a thing in my area, a noticeable one.     It’s a good thing...

Teshima - Karato Matsuri 2013


    I’m back after a few weeks break (my parents were visiting, I had some vacation as well as some busier than usual time) the blog is back with this picture of a Taikodai from the Karato fall matsuri on Teshima that takes place...

Anger from the Bottom

Anger from the Bottom

    Anger from the Bottom is an installation by “Beat” Takeshi Kitano and Kenji Yanobe that is part of Art Setouchi and the Setouchi Triennale. It is located in the village of Sakate, in the South-eastern part of Shodoshima.    

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...