Over kunst en letters en hun plaats in mijn leven
Modern art and sea, my favorites
Japan is basically a country comprising of islands of various sizes and cultures. Most people have only heard of the four main landmasses: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu.
But what about the other, smaller islands? We’ve briefly talked about Okunoshima (Bunny Island) in our previous post.
Today’s feature will be on Naoshima (直島).
Located in the Seto Inland Sea and 13km north of Takamatsu, Naoshima is also known as “Ando Island”, as a large proportion of the art installations were designed by world-renowed architect Ando Tadao and commissioned by Benesse Holdings, Inc. Nearby islands of Inujima and Teshima have also been transformed into “art islands” by the same company.
Benesse House Oval, a hotel designed by Ando Tadao | https://flic.kr/p/7wXjsF
There are several museums under Benesse Art Site Naoshima, such as Ando Museum and Naoshima Bath “I♥湯”. The former features the life and works of Ando Tadao while the…
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