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

Pines in Ritsurin Garden

Pines in Ritsurin Garden

  We’re just out of cherry blossom season. Everyone (myself included) raves about maple leaves in the Fall. Ritsurin means chestnut tree. However, the true “star” of Ritsurin Garden is the pine, which is probably the most common tree in the park, and it looks...

Ando Museum - Naoshima - 2

Ando Museum on Naoshima

  One of the good things about Naoshima, compared to the other islands, is that pretty much all of the artworks are permanent et open all year round. The downside is that there aren’t many new artworks that open for every Setouchi Triennale. (quick note:...

Kawaramachi street

In Kawaramachi

  Kawaramachi is the heart of downtown Takamatsu, with its big building that used to house Tenmaya (and I’m sure it won’t stay unoccupied for long) as well as the main train station of the Kotoden, the only one where the three lines of the...

Inside Naoshima's Red Pumpkin

Inside the Red Pumpkin

    Spring is here, Art Setouchi is open for its 2015 session (don’t get me wrong, no festival this year, just the permanent artworks being open after the winter break for some of them), weather is finally nicer. Despite all that, I pretty much...

Awashima Saltworks - 2

Awashima Saltworks

  Today, a small retrospective of an artwork from the Setouchi Triennale 2013.     It’s Awashima Saltworks (粟島製塩所) by Koji Yamamoto.     The following video (not by me) will give you a better idea of what this installation was all about:    ...

Fishermen and Team Ogi boat

Ogijima in February

  Last February I went to Ogijima twice, two weekends in a row. I think it’s the first time I did that outside of the Setouchi Triennale. I went for various reasons, the main ones being interviews. I was interviewed for the first weekend (I...

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,...