Category: Traditional Culture

Ritsurin Garden

  If you’ve heard of Takamatsu, you’ve probably have heard of Ritsurin Garden. And if you’ve heard of Ritsurin Garden, you’ve probably seen this view:     However, what you may not know is that the artificial hill where you’re standing enjoying this view is...

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...

Ryozen-ji, Shikoku Pilgrimage’s First Temple

  Today, we’re leaving the Setouchi area a little bit. We’re even leaving Kagawa Prefecture to head to its neighbor in the South East of Shikoku, namely Tokushima Prefecture. More precisely, we’re going to the city of Naruto where our destination of the day is. I’m...

Karato Matsuri 2016 on Teshima

  Just a quick note if you’re currently visiting the Setouchi Triennale 2016 and are planning on going to Teshima tomorrow (or don’t know where you’ll be going yet), or simply if you live in Kagawa and have no plans for tomorrow. Know that the...