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

Another Rebirth

    Another Rebirth by Kimiyo Mishima is located between the village of Honmura and the Benesse Art Site on Naoshima (near the Naoshima dam as well as Tadao Ando’s Labyrinth of Cherry Blossoms). It is not the most interesting work of art you’ll see...

Karato Fall Matsuri on Teshima

Fall is coming! And with it, the various Fall matsuri, which are numerous in the Setouchi area, probably because they’re harvest matsuri, and we’re still in a quite rural part of Japan. Among them, one of my favorite matsuri. I try to never miss it...

I’m back…

  Yep. I’m back. Finally… What did you think? That I had abandoned you? Of course not. So, I returned Monday night from France. It was good to be home for a while. Now it’s time to go back to my regular schedule, in my...

Farewell to Matsunawa

  Last week-end I moved, and left Matsunawa, the neighborhood that I called home for the past five and a half years. Worry not, I didn’t leave Takamatsu and I don’t see that happening in the foreseeable future. I just changed neighborhoods and left my...

Okonomiyaki, Hiroshima Style

  As you may know, people in Western Japan are irreconcilable. They’re on the verge of civil war. The lines have been drawn. Sides are chosen. Yes, I’m talking about Okonomiyaki! Which side are you on? Osaka style or Hiroshima style? Those things are taken...