Category: Kagawa Prefecture

Walkway - Takamatsu Sunport

Sunport Walkway

    Takamatsu Sunport’s walkway. guest starring Shinji Ohmaki’s Liminal Air – core – in the background.    

Tile Dragon

Tile Dragon

    It’s a tile… It’s a dagon… It’s a tile dragon!!!   Note that this picture is a little old, and I kinda have forgotten where I took it, although I think it’s in the small museum of the Ritsurin Garden.    

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Discovering Ibukijima

  A little while ago (actually, two years ago), I visited Ibukijima for the first time.     Actually, Ibukijima is one of the very first Setouchi islands that I have seen without really realizing it, as just a few days into my very first...

Tsukimi Yagura

Tsukimi Yagura

    Tsukimi Yagura (literally: “Moon-viewing Tower”) is one of the very few original remaining parts of the original Tamamo-jo (aka Takamatsu’s castle). It used to stand by the water, but nowadays, a street and part of the port are between the tower and the water....

Takamatsu after the typhoon - 2

After the Typhoon…

  If you’ve ever been through a typhoon, hurricane or cyclone, you know that once it’s over, if you didn’t sustain much or any damage, it’s always a special moment. Sure, there’s the relief that it’s over, but there’s something else; the skies are always...

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Construction on Ogijima

  Yesterday, the weather was pretty much perfect, so we decided for an impromptu and long overdue visit to Ogijima:   Ogicho’s port   As the title of the post hints, I was surprised by the number of construction sites on the island. It may...

Papier Mache Tiger

Papier-Mâché Tiger

    This papier-mâché tiger is called a Hariko no Tora, and  think they exist all around Japan. However, this style and design is typical of Kagawa and can be found in pretty much any store that sells traditional objects.    

Sunset over Seto Inland Sea - 2

Sunset over the Seto Inland Sea

  Returning from Naoshima:   What are all those people doing?   The same thing as I am:   I’m taking this opportunity to remind you that if you ever visit the Setouchi Islands in the Fall or early Spring, you really should take the...

Machi no Schule 963 - 5

Machi no Schule 963

  Under this very peculiar name, Machi no Schule 963 (strange mix of Japanese and German – it kinda means “the neighborhood’s school”) is hidden one of the coolest stores in Takamatsu. It is located in Marugamemachi (the fancy part of downtown), but it is pretty well...

Aji Stone Lights - 3

Aji Stone Lamps

  Aji used to be a small village near Takamatsu. It is now part of Takamatsu (right east of Yashima). It is (locally only?) famous for its stone, the Aji stone, that is a very high quality stone and that is used for the best...

Teshima Ieura - Port - 3

Ieura on Teshima

  Today, I want to show you around Ieura (pronounce: “Ih-eh-oorah”) on Teshima. It’s going to be a brief visit, I’m not going to show you every nook, just a few pictures of the village that you will most likely see when you come to...

Angel Road seen from the top of the previously mentioned rock.

Angel Road on Shodoshima

  On Shodoshima, more precisely on the south coast of the town of Tonosho, there is a natural phenomenon that may not blow you away, but that is worth a visit nonetheless. It is one of Shodoshima’s main tourist attractions, and its name is Angel...