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Setouchi Triennale Art Guide

If you’re reading this page, I will assume that you know what the Setouchi Triennale is.

If you need more information about the event, you’ll find all you need on the following page:

This current page is an art guide detailing the various artworks that can be found on the islands taking part in the Setouchi Triennale. While it reprises some information from the official site, it also tries to include and regroup some that are not.

I hope you’ll find it helpful. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for it, do not hesitate to contact me.

Islands and Artworks Guide

The following links will lead you to pages that are site-specific and will give you more information on each island and port, including a list of the artworks that can be seen or experienced there.

The original art island. Over the years Naoshima has reached worldwide recognition thanks to art sites such as the Benesse House Museum, the Chichu Art Museum, Yayoi Kusama’s pumpkins, and many more.

One of the smaller islands in the area, but its charm shouldn’t be overlooked. Ogijima has managed to use the Setouchi Triennale as its springboard for its revitalization probably better than any of its neighbors

A former victim of industrial pollution, Teshima is now a jewel of the Seto Inland Sea, thanks to its amazing natural landscapes and world-class art including the celebrated Teshima Art Museum.

The largest island in the area, Shodoshima is a little world in itself and has much to offer. Beautiful landscapes, delicious food, and large-scale art installations. It even has its own 88 temples pilgrimage.

Said to be the infamous Onigashima from the legend of Momotaro, nowadays Megijima is mostly Takamatsu’s beach, and struggles a bit at finding its own identity.

Located in Okayama Prefecture, Inujima is an island that greatly suffered from the heavy industrialization of the area in the late 19th Century. Even today, scars from that period can be found all over the island.

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Ogijima’s Soul by Jaume Plensa

Please note that the information that you can find on these pages is by no means official. I’m trying to keep those pages up-to-date but it could happen that some information is inaccurate or outdated. If it turns out to be the case, please excuse me, but keep in mind that this site is maintained solely by the author in his free time. Thanks for your understanding.

Sources: The Setouchi Triennale’s official website, as well as the author’s various visits and contacts on the islands.

This guide was made in collaboration with Hinomaple.

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