Setouchi: the Seto Inland Sea, its islands and coastal areas.

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...

I’m back…

  Yep. I’m back. Finally… What did you think? That I had abandoned you? Of course not. So, I returned Monday night from France. It was good to be home for a while. Now it’s time to go back to my regular schedule, in my...

Farewell to Matsunawa

  Last week-end I moved, and left Matsunawa, the neighborhood that I called home for the past five and a half years. Worry not, I didn’t leave Takamatsu and I don’t see that happening in the foreseeable future. I just changed neighborhoods and left my...

Okonomiyaki, Hiroshima Style

  As you may know, people in Western Japan are irreconcilable. They’re on the verge of civil war. The lines have been drawn. Sides are chosen. Yes, I’m talking about Okonomiyaki! Which side are you on? Osaka style or Hiroshima style? Those things are taken...

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...