Author: David Billa

Sculpture in Takamatsu Sunport

    If you’ve been to Takamatsu, you must have seen this sculpture located in the Sunport. I don’t really know anything about it except that it’s been there for as long as I’ve known Takamatsu and it’s one of the landmarks of the neighborhood....

Kasashima Street on Honjima

  Kasashima is one of the most beautiful villages of the Seto Inland Sea in my opinion. It is located on the east coast of Honjima and it’s quite tiny. No more than a handful of people live there full-time, but most of its houses...

Takamatsu at Dusk

  I know, one of Japan’s New Year tradition is to go see the first sunrise of the year. Honestly, it’s not a tradition I’m too fond of; too cold and too early for me. So instead (and it started well before Japan actually, the...

Oiwa Island 2

    Oiwa Island 2, by Oscar Oiwa is one of my favorite artworks from the Setouchi Triennale.   Originally located on Ibukijima in 2013, it was moved to Shodoshima, where it was completed in 2016. (read Dru’s post about the artwork too) It currently...

Octopus Traps on Ogijima

    If you’ve wondered how to catch octopus, it’s pretty simple actually. See, they love to hide in narrow holes in the rocks underwater. So fishermen, lay those traps on the sea floor, they wait for a little while, and then after you pull...