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

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...

Unsuccessful, but not defeated!

A Setouchi Adventure

  All you are about to read is totally factual… or not… A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to join in on an adventure, a Setouchi adventure. We could even call it a “quest”. I can’t give you all the details yet,...

Tsuda no Matsubara - 2015 - 08

Tsuda no Matsubara

  A few weeks ago, I returned to the town of Tsuda, just east of Takamatsu, for the first time in 5 years or so, to stop at one of the most beautiful spots in Kagawa (I know, Kagawa has a lot of “one of...

Kawaramachi railroad

Near Kawaramachi Station

  Another pic from my Kawaramachi series. Today, a few houses right next to the station. I would never live there, but I must admit that they have a certain charm, if only a photographic one:      

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Back to Honen-ji

  I hadn’t been back to Honen-ji in quite a while, so I went a couple of weekends ago. Located in the Busshozan neighborhood, Honen-ji is one of the most beautiful temples in Takamatsu (possibly the most beautiful one), however it’s poorly known by the...

Setouchi Triennale 2016 Poster

Setouchi Triennale 2016 (pre-) Kick-off Event

  A week ago took place a small event in Takamatsu to introduce the Setouchi Triennale 2016. As I had to work, I unfortunately couldn’t attend. A bunch of things (dates, some artists, some themes, etc) were announced. More details can be found on the official...

Niki de Saint Phalle - Naoshima - bench - 3

Niki de Saint Phalle on Naoshima

  You may already know it, but French artist Niki de Saint Phalle is one of the permanent residents of Naoshima (or rather some of her art), and that since almost the very beginnings of Benesse Art Site Naoshima. There are five sculptures of her...

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Beautiful Decay on Ogijima

  Last month, a photo contest was organized on Ogijima. It wasn’t the first time – but for some reason, I had missed the previous ones – most likely not the last one either. Nothing too special, just something fun for Ogijima’s residents and friends....

Shikoku Ferry

Shikoku Ferry

    Before the Great Seto Bridge was built, the Shikoku Ferry was the main link between Shikoku and the rest of the world (or more precisely, the Port of Uno in Okayama Prefecture). Today, it still survives, mostly thanks to truck drivers (the few...

Distant Memory by Chiharu Shiota on Teshima

Distant Memory

    Distant Memory by Chiharu Shiota is one of the permanent artworks in the Setouchi area that have been around since 2010. It can be found on Teshima, in the village of Kō.    

Undokai Ogijima 2015 - 12

Sports Day on Ogijima

  Sunday was Sports Day on Ogijima! If you know a little bit about Japan (and I assume you do if you’re reading this), you may already know a little bit about Sports Day (also known as Undokai). You may already know that it’s an...