Category: People

Yoshihide Otomo on Ogijima

  As you may know, the Setouchi Triennale’s main goal is to revitalize the islands of the Seto Inland Sea. The Triennale is an amazing idea to trigger that revitalization, but while it is necessary, an art festival every three years is not enough to...

Newlyweds in Korakuen

  When you visit beautiful and famous parks in Japan, you sometimes stumble upon newlyweds taking pictures. Here is a young couple who immortalized their wedding in Okayama’s Korakuen:              

An Ogijima Wedding

  Last Friday we went to Ogijima with no other goal than having a chill, relaxing day, nothing else (not even visiting some art, all Setouchi Triennale artworks being closed on week days in between sessions – except for the outdoor ones of course). However,...

Newlyweds in Ritsurin Park

Newlyweds in Ritsurin Park

  Sorry for the lack of posts these days (I’m embarrassed I haven’t posted about my trip to Shamijima for previewing the Setouchi Triennale there yet) but this time of the year is probably the busiest at work and as a consequence, I’m sometimes too...

The Elections are coming…

The Elections are coming…

  … and cultural differences sometimes show up where you expect them the least. On political posters for example. First, while the campaign for the elections has started, know that posters of local politicians are to be seen in the most random spots all year...