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

Busshozan Park - 3

Busshozan Park

  I sometimes regret the lack of green spaces in Takamatsu. Obviously, there is Ritsurin Garden. Sure, there is Chuo-koen (“Central Park”, downtown’s patch of grass and trees, I’ve never been too much of a fan). Of course, there are the numerous playgrounds all over town...

Ozuchishima

Happy New Year 2016

    Just a quick note to wish you a very Happy New Year 2016! A year that promises to be heavy on Setouchi Triennale 2016 posts in this blog. I hope you’ll enjoy both (the blog, and the Triennale, because you’re going to attend,...

Ritsurin Garden in December 2015 - 1

Ritsurin Garden in December

      I have absolutely no time whatsoever to post anything of substance on this blog these days, and believe me, that doesn’t please me at all (if you can read French, I advise you to head to my French blog, it gets a...

Fall on Ogijima

Fall on Ogijima

    This pic of Fall on Ogijima dates from a few weeks actually… So now, it’s even more beautiful… Or all the leaves have fallen… Not sure which it is…    

24 eyes movie village - 2

24 Eyes Movie Village on Shodoshima

  Today, I will tell you about the 24 Eyes movie village on Shodoshima. But first of all a few explanations of what lies beneath this odd appellation. Let’s start with Sakae Tsuboi. She was a writer native from Shodoshima, and in 1952, she wrote...

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

Taikodai

    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...