Category: Seto Islands

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...

Ogijima from Megijima

    Above the Oni cave on Megijima, there’s a small “park” with a great view of the Seto Inland Sea and the neighboring islands, including this very interesting view of Ogijima from an unusual angle.  

Awashima Artist Village

In 2010, the City of Mitoyo and the Prefecture of Kagawa teamed up to turn the old Awashima Junior High School into an artist residence. The former school was renamed Awashima Artist Village (or more precisely Awashima Artist’s Village – Japan wouldn’t be the same...

Ozuchishima in the Mist

    Sometimes the Seto Inland Sea gets misty. Sometimes, it’s because it’s Spring and the air is warming up and becoming more humid, more rarely it’s because it’s fog, and once in a while unfortunately, it’s smog, because Japan doesn’t have the cleanest air....

Awashima National Sailor School

For 90 years, from 1897 to 1987, on Awashima was the National Sailor School that – perpetuating the tradition of the Shiwaku islands – trained the best civilian sailors of Japan in the 20th Century. Today, in addition to its rich history, this 19th Century...

After the Hanami

  Cherry Blossom season ended a while ago. However, that’s not a reason not to share some pictures of that brief moment when all the petals are on the ground. A moment that can sometimes be as beautiful as when the flowers are blooming.  ...