Category: Kagawa Prefecture

Beware the Ushi-Oni

  When you visit Negoro-ji, the 82th Temple of the Shikoku Pilgrimage, you will be welcomed by a very unfriendly looking creature: the Ushi-Oni!     This “cow-demon” is one of the mythical creatures of Japan. If you want to know more about this particular...

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.  ...

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...

Crosspoint at the Kagawa Museum

  Crosspoint is an art exhibit that is currently taking place at the Kagawa Museum in Takamatsu. It started last week-end and will be there until June 4th. If you’re in Kagawa during that period, I warmly advise you to stop by and check it...

Noda-Ike in Takamatsu

    Noda-ike is a reservoir not too far from my house and from where one can see some pretty cool sunsets when you don’t have the time or the opportunity to admire them from an island or from the port.    

Cherry Blossoms at Kikaku Park

  Hanami (flower watching) almost didn’t happen this year. The timing got all messed up (the flowers were in bloom one week late because it remained cold until the end of March). Then, the rain didn’t help. It’s been two years now that late March, early April...

Ryuozan Park in Aji

Last Sunday, the weather was perfect. Well, as perfect as it can be for February. Not a cloud in the sky, almost no wind, and while it was cold, it wasn’t too cold. The perfect day to go to an island (or a temple? believe...

Abandoned House on Ogijima

    One of my favorite abandoned houses on Ogijima. Seen from below like this it looks enormous, but when you walk on the other side, you realize that not so much. That wall though makes it look like a castle (sort of…)