Category: Seto Islands

Inside Naoshima Hall

    Hiroshi Sambuichi‘s Naoshima Hall located in the village of Honmura, is probably my favorite building (really a couple of buildings and a garden) on Naoshima. If you visit Naoshima in the near future, you may find it closed, as the main room is...

Coming Soon to Ogijima: Damonte & Co

  There is currently a small problem on Ogijima. In 2016, two of its most popular cafés have closed. Murakami Shoten, the small restaurant owned and managed by Ms Murakami for about 60 years or so recently closed. Ms Murakami’s health didn’t allow her to...

Ryuozan Park in Aji

Last Sunday, the weather was perfect. Well, as perfect as it can be for February. Not a cloud in the sky, almost no wind, and while it was cold, it wasn’t too cold. The perfect day to go to an island (or a temple? believe...

Abandoned House on Ogijima

    One of my favorite abandoned houses on Ogijima. Seen from below like this it looks enormous, but when you walk on the other side, you realize that not so much. That wall though makes it look like a castle (sort of…)