Category: Seto Islands

Public Art on Awashima

  One of the many cute things on Awashima (an island I really advise you to visit in Western Kagawa) are the various art installations here and there on the island. They’re not related to Art Setouchi at all, and they have been there for...

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...

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...