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

Team Ogi Boat

  Here is one of the boats from the Team Ogi fleet. I can’t really read its name (if anyone can help), so I usually call it the “Sea Bream boat” for obvious reasons.    

Dream of Olive on Shodoshima

    Dream of Olive by Wang Wen-Chich   The amazing bamboo construction is still standing in the valley of Nakayama on Shodoshima and will stay there until the bamboo is too old (then it’ll be dismantled, and hopefully a new incarnation will show up...

Noda-Ike in Takamatsu

    Noda-ike is a reservoir not too far from my house and from where one can see some pretty cool sunsets when you don’t have the time or the opportunity to admire them from an island or from the port.    

Cherry Blossoms at Kikaku Park

  Hanami (flower watching) almost didn’t happen this year. The timing got all messed up (the flowers were in bloom one week late because it remained cold until the end of March). Then, the rain didn’t help. It’s been two years now that late March, early April...

People on Naoshima

  Sometimes, while waiting for the ferry in Miyanoura Port, I think that the people on Naoshima make interesting photography subjects, don’t you?   I never fully understood the act of taking a picture in front of something else. At least, she’s not just standing...

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...