If you’ve been to Takamatsu, you must have seen this sculpture located in the Sunport. I don’t really know anything about it except that it’s been there for as long as I’ve known Takamatsu and it’s one of the landmarks of the neighborhood.
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 western style building, sitting in […]
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 it or not, I still […]
Today, we’re back to Shodoshima and to the beginning of the summer session of the Setouchi Triennale 2016. I’m going to show you a few artworks located in the southern end of the Mito Peninsula (itself the southern tip of Shodoshima). It’s one of the least visited areas of the […]
I made a grave mistake. Please, if you’re in Takamatsu, don’t make it too. When I introduced Thai Factory Market and the Setouchi Asia Village a few days ago, I didn’t look at the dates. I just assumed that it was going to be all along the Summer session of […]
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 in the Benesse House park, […]
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 sculptures, traditional lamps and more […]
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 Design. Here are most of […]