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The Islands of Japan – Naoshima

Modern art and sea, my favorites

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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).

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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.

名称未設定 2 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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