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

Ritsurin Garden 2

Ritsurin Garden

  It’s been quite a while since I last posted pictures from Ritsurin Garden, don’t you think? So, here you are :       Those pictures are a little old, but Spring is coming, so let’s hope I post some fresh ones soon.  ...

Drone over Ogijima - 2

A Drone Over Ogijima

  Ok, I’m a little late with this piece of news, but better late than never, right? Something pretty interesting happened last January on Ogijima. Last summer, on Ogijima, I had heard about a new place opening called Kamomeya. I couldn’t really figure out what...

Big Stairs on Naoshima - 2

Benesse House Stairs on Naoshima

  When you’re on Naoshima, leaving the Benesse House Museum to walk down towards the beach, chances are you’re going to walk down these stairs:     When doing so, don’t forget to check out the opening at the base of the wall on your...

Mecon on Megijima - 1

MECON on Megijima

  Shinro Ohtake is one of the incontournable artists of Naoshima. He has no less than three artworks on the island: the beloved “I Love Yu” Naoshima Bath, as well as Haisha, one of the houses from the Art House Project and finally, Shipyard Works,...

Small Street in Takamatsu

Small Street in Takamatsu

  Like many people living in Japan, I like those small streets that would be death traps in many other countries, but not in Japan.     And I have a small game: if you live or are visiting Takamatsu, can you guess where this small...

Bell in Tamura-jinja - 1

Bell in Tamura-jinja

    Tamura-jinja is a pretty amazing shrine on the outskirts of Takamatsu. Unfortunately, every time I’ve been the light was pretty bad and I can’t seem to be able to take satisfying pictures there. One guess one of those days when the light will be...

Sunset over the Seto Inland Sea

Sunset over the Seto Inland Sea

    November sunset over the Seto Inland Sea (from Ogijima)   I haven’t been very active on this blog lately, and it’s somewhat related to what has happened in France lately, which had me reading, thinking and talking a lot – and hasn’t left...

Yashima Northern Tip - 12

Yashima’s Northern Tip

  The first outing of the year was supposed to be Ogijima on the 2nd, but due to most to bad time management, we didn’t go. So instead, the first outing of the year was the following day when we went to a spot I...

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...