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Setouchi Triennale 2022 – the Visuals

Yesterday, the visuals of the Setouchi Triennale 2022 have been revealed. And they’re all sorts of awesome! Before going any further, here they are: They sure are surprising at first, but I think that they really are the best choices for this fifth edition of Japan’s biggest art festival. And I’m not only sayin…

Nakayama Senmaida (Thousand Terraced Rice Fields) on Shodoshima

    Nakayama Senmaida (literally: Nakayama’s thousand terraced rice fields) is one of the most beautiful areas of Kagawa, as well as probably the only place in the prefecture where you…

Ritsurin Garden – Autumn 2020

  It was a Tuesday morning in early December 2020. I went and spent a few hours in Ritsurin Garden in order to shoot a video there. With the total absence of foreign visitors and very few locals, it w…

The Pumpkin and the Typhoon

If you are reading this, I assume that you already know Yayoi Kusama’s Yellow Pumpkin that can be found at the end of a pier on Naoshima‘s south beach. I have shown it to you many times on…

A quick visit of Takeshi Kawashima Art Factory

One of the most difficult things during this pandemic for me was not being able to go to the Setouchi islands. I know, I’m fully aware that I’m lucky that this is one of my main problems. …

Impromptu Boat Ride in the Seto Inland Sea

So, long story short, on Sunday morning, the whole family ended up on a small motorboat  and got a free mini-trip off the coast of Takamatsu and into the Seto Inland Sea. We left the marina, went to t…

Sunport Sanpo

Last Wednesday, the kids were having something near Sunport Takamatsu, so I decided to go take a walk there. I think I hadn’t done that in several months. And on a weekday, late afternoon? Maybe…

Summer Solstice Sunset 2021

Believe it or not, I think it’s the first time I see the sunset in Japan on June 21st! In my first years here, I worked until after sunset (never again), and generally speaking, the Summer solst…

Walking in Circles by Todd Wassel

Walking in Circles: Finding Happiness in Lost Japan is a book about the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Or rather, it’s a book about a young man in his late twenties walking the pilgrimage for the second ti…

Walking around Zentsu-ji

You may have heard that I started a YouTube channel. I still have a long way to get before being able to make good videos, but I’m learning. As I can’t go to the islands these days (and it…

First pieces of information about the Setouchi Triennale 2022

The Setouchi Triennale 2022 is scheduled to start in pretty much a year. So far information is really scarce about it, but the first official pieces were made available a few days ago! And yes, it&#82…

Naoshima, March 2021

I’m on Spring vacation! This means that I’ve been pretty much quarantining at home lately and on purpose. This means that I’m pretty sure I’m not carrying the damn virus at the…

Beyond the Border(s) – the Ocean is going… beyond the border…

The retirement of the old Meon and the arrival of its replacement are not the only things that are happening at Takamatsu Sunport at the moment. I knew it was coming, I was secretly hoping it wouldn&#…

Introducing Shima-Shima Meon

Last week, I bid farewell to the old Meon, as you probably already know. I did it last week-end, because I knew I couldn’t be at Sunport today at noon when it actually left Takamatsu for the las…

Farewell Meon

Yesterday at noon, the old Meon came to Takamatsu for its farewell ceremony! It is being retired at the end of the week after almost 34 years of connecting Megijima and Ogijima to the rest of the worl…