4,776 views
0

Naoshima, Shikoku

  Nov 23rd, 2010

Naoshima is a small island in the Setonaikai. It takes 20 minutes by Ferry from Uno, near Okayama or 40 minutes from Takamatsu, Shikoku. The island has become well known recently for its many works of art, both inside and outside and is the centerpiece of the Setouchi Art Festival.

One of Kusama Yayoi's pumpkins sitting on the pier at Naoshima

One of Kusama Yayoi's pumpkins sitting on the pier at Naoshima

Boats in the harbor at Naoshima

Boats in the harbor at Naoshima

Looking out on a smaller island

Looking out on a smaller island

You can go inside this red pumpkin which sits near the ferry terminal

You can go inside this red pumpkin which sits near the ferry terminal

The community bus that takes you from one side of the island to the other

The community bus that takes you from one side of the island to the other

The beach near Benesse House

The beach near Benesse House

Looking back at the hotel, Benesse House

Looking back at the hotel, Benesse House

Pumpkin and the bay

Pumpkin and the bay

Pumpkin on a beach

Pumpkin on a beach

I got up early to take the sunrise, but the weather was overcast

I got up early to take the sunrise, but the weather was overcast

A great place to sit and relax looking out over the water

A great place to sit and relax looking out over the water

Getting ready to go for a swim

Getting ready to go for a swim

Colorful

Colorful

Benesse House

Benesse House

Time for a read of the paper

Time for a read of the paper

Lots of great art work in the park here

Lots of great art work in the park here

The architecture blends in with nature

The architecture blends in with nature

Inside Benesse House, designed by Ando Takao

Inside Benesse House, designed by Ando Takao

Trademark bare concrete with interesting light angles, by Ando-san

Trademark bare concrete with interesting light angles, by Ando-san

Pumpkin at night

Pumpkin at night

Have you ever visited Naoshima?

Leave a Reply

 

Latest Posts

 

Other Posts being Read

 

About shibuya246

To find out more about the story behind shibuya246 click on one of the pictures below.
In Shibuya Center gai
Shibuya Streets

Latest from Japan Blogs

Become a Member



mem: 48 Mb
db: 87 que, 0.917 secs