Tagged: Teshima

Teshima - Karato Matsuri 2013

Fall Matsuri are coming!

  In some parts of Japan, I have the feeling that summer is the time of the year when one can find plenty of matsuri. But on Shikoku, Fall definitely is Matsuri season. Especially mid-october, a time that is also rice harvest time and this is...

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Particles in the Air on Teshima

  Noe Aoki‘s Particles in the Air is one of the works of art that have been in the area, namely Teshima, since the very first Setouchi Triennale back in 2010. While it’s not the most amazing Art Setouchi piece, and the concept is a...

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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...

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Big Bambú on Teshima

  When most people hear the words Japan, Art and Island, the first thing that comes to their mind is Naoshima. And it is true that Naoshima was the first “art island.” A little more than 20 years ago, museums and art installations started popping...

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Ogijima’s Daffodils

  Before the Setouchi Triennale, Ogijima was “famous” (locally only) for one thing and one thing only: its daffodils. At the end of winter, like everywhere else, the island’s daffodils are in bloom, and they do attract a lot of visitors from Takamatsu. Nowadays, as...

Shima Kitchen

Shima Kitchen

  On Monday, we went to spend the day on Teshima, partly for the Setouchi Triennale, partly for the Karato matsuri, and of course, going to Karato means going to Shima Kitchen:     We didn’t have lunch there, but it doesn’t matter, it remains...

Fall Matsuri are coming

Fall Matsuri are coming

  It’s October, rice is getting harvested, the weather is cooler and… the fall matsuri are coming! I don’t know in other less rural parts of Japan, but here on Shikoku, the fall matsuri are kinda of a big deal. Sometimes called harvest matsuri, they’re...

Bamboo

Bamboo

    I have yet to see Doug and Mike Starn’s Big Bambú as a finished work. I blame the current heat wave that is over Japan for that (yesterday was the day with the highest temperature ever recorded in Japan; 41°C in Kochi, about...

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July Afternoon on Teshima

  So, on Monday, despite a temperature of about 35°C (which means that it felt like pretty much 40°C) we went to spend the day on Teshima. The reason of that small trip will be revealed in a few days and posts. Meanwhile, here is...