Tagged: Naoshima

Naoshima Beach

  Nowadays, Naoshima is more and more famous, with reason, for its great museums and art. However, when you visit the island, you’ll see that not only the art is amazing, but also the surroundings – namely the Seto Inland Sea – and the best...

Niki de Saint Phalle on Naoshima

  You may already know it, but French artist Niki de Saint Phalle is one of the permanent residents of Naoshima (or rather some of her art), and that since almost the very beginnings of Benesse Art Site Naoshima. There are five sculptures of her...

Ando Museum on Naoshima

  One of the good things about Naoshima, compared to the other islands, is that pretty much all of the artworks are permanent et open all year round. The downside is that there aren’t many new artworks that open for every Setouchi Triennale. (quick note:...

Inside the Red Pumpkin

    Spring is here, Art Setouchi is open for its 2015 session (don’t get me wrong, no festival this year, just the permanent artworks being open after the winter break for some of them), weather is finally nicer. Despite all that, I pretty much...

Benesse House Stairs on Naoshima

  When you’re on Naoshima, leaving the Benesse House Museum to walk down towards the beach, chances are you’re going to walk down these stairs:     When doing so, don’t forget to check out the opening at the base of the wall on your...

Japan Left Bank

  This title is a translation of “le Japon Rive Gauche“, the name of an exhibit that starts in Paris on Saturday. I mentioned it a little while ago on my French blog, but in case anyone here is in Paris and doesn’t read French,...

Naoshima Bath by Shinro Ohtake

  On Naoshima, just like anywhere else in Japan, there are public baths or Sento. However, in the village of Miyanoura, one is quite unique:     Of course, you have recognized Shinro Ohtake’s Naoshima Bath also known as I♥湯 (I love Yu).    ...