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Gokaisho on Naoshima (April 2022)

Gokaisho is part of Naoshima’s Art House Project. It’s not my favorite art house, but it’s not unpleasant either, especially when you have it all for yourself. Also, the last time I went, in April, the actual camelia tree on-site was in bloom (only one flower, but that’s better than none). Nice.   &n…

“The Way to the Moon” by Leonid Tishkov – Part Two on Yoshima

Probably the most beautiful new artwork of the Setouchi Triennale 2022 so far, Leonid Tishkov‘…

20th Century Recall – Spring 2022

20th Century Recall by Hagetaka Funjo is one of the veterans of the Setouchi Triennale. It’s b…

“The Way to the Moon” by Leonid Tishkov – Setouchi Triennale 2022 on Shamijima

I first heard of Leonid Tishkov when he joined the Setouchi Triennale 2019, three years ago. I didn&…

Will Yayoi Kusama’s Yellow Pumpkin return to Naoshima?

  You probably all know what happened to Yayoi Kusama’s Yellow Pumpkin last summer, right? In c…

The Setouchi Triennale 2022 has started

So, as the title says, the Setouchi Triennale 2022 has started! Well, it really has started 10 days …

Setouchi Triennale 2022 Preview- Part Two: Takamatsu & Naoshima

A few days ago, I showed you some glimpses of new art being installed on Ogijima for the Setouchi Tr…

Hanami 2022

It’s cherry blossom season. They are in full bloom in most of Japan. At least in Takamatsu, th…

Setouchi Triennale 2022 Preview – Rikuji Makabe on Ogijima

The Setouchi Triennale 2022 starts in two weeks! And yet, very little is public or even semi-public …

Back to Ogijima!

I hadn’t been to Ogijima since last Fall. It was one of the longest periods not going to the i…

Another Rebirth by Kimiyo Mishima

  Another Rebirth by Kimiyo Mishima is one of the most peculiar artworks on Naoshima in my opin…

Negoro-ji, March 2022

Yesterday, to celebrate Spring, we went to Negoro-gi, the 82nd temple of the Shikoku Pilgrimage. It …

Almost Spring in Shikoku Mura

This winter wasn’t very cold, but it was constantly cold. I don’t think we had a single …

Inside the Benesse House Museum

It took me more than a decade, but I have finally written in detail about Naoshima’s Benesse H…

Setouchi evening

Once in a while, on my Twitter account, I post the “Setouchi picture of the day.” They a…