Tagged: Sculpture

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...

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...

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...

Aji Stone Lamps

  Aji used to be a small village near Takamatsu. It is now part of Takamatsu (right east of Yashima). It is (locally only?) famous for its stone, the Aji stone, that is a very high quality stone and that is used for the best...

Project for Sea-Light in Takamatsu 2013

  One of the events of the Setouchi Triennale‘s summer session is, just like three years ago, the Project for Sea-Light in Takamatsu, those large paper lamps/sculptures created by local schools and organisations under the supervision of Noboru Tsubaki and the Kyoto University of Art and...