I’ve already mentioned it here as well as posted a few pictures, but never gave any details. Here are some. The Red Lighthouse of Takamatsu is located at the end of a 1800 ft long breakwater. It was built in 1998 with the rest of the Sunport. It’s not […]
Located on Shōdoshima, almost in the middle of nowhere, on the side of a path between Hitoyama and Nakayama, What Links the Sea (海を繋ぐもの), by Yoshihiko Tanji (丹治 嘉彦), is an artwork that leaves me wondering.
Ok, not exactly Japan itself, but a Western map (possibly French) from 1707. I found it on Wikipedia while looking for information about another topic that I’ll talk about soon (there’s a big clue on the map itself for people who know the history of Japan well) You’ll notice that […]
Yes, today’s artwork from the Setouchi International Art Festival has a German title! It is called Was du liebst, bringt dich auch zum weinen, which basically means: “Everything you love makes you cry” (Thanks to Thias for correcting my previously bad translation) As you will have already guessed, it was created […]
Soil Library Project / Setouchi (土と生命の図書館) could be found in the village of Hitoyama on Shōdoshima. More precisely in the library of the now abandoned school of the village. I think it’s a very fascinating work of art from the Setouchi International Art Festival. The artist, Kōichi Kurita (栗田宏一) has collected […]
Swaying with Laver (ノリとたゆたう) from Art Project Laboratory, Osaka University of Arts (大阪芸術大学豊島アートラボ) directed by Daisuke Kaji (加治大輔) is a pretty unique piece of the Setouchi International Art Festival, as it is not as much art that you watch (or listen to) than it is art that you enter. It […]
Preliminary note: If you are a regular reader, you may be wondering why I am writing an introductory post about the Festival now. The reason is that this entry is part of the Japan Blog Matsuri, with the following topic: “Famous Japanese Events.” And if the Setouchi International Art Festival […]