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

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...

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...

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.  ...