Discover the wonders of Setouchi in Japan


Naoshima, in Japan, might seem like just another island in the Setouchi Inland Sea, but look closely and you’ll see a giant pumpkin on the pier, adorned with unmistakable dots. It’s the work of renowned artist Yayoi Kusuma, and the opener to Naoshima’s rich world of contemporary art. Naoshima — along with several other islands — has been transformed by a project to regenerate and celebrate contemporary art in the serene setting of the Seto Inland Sea. The jewel in the crown of this project is the Setouchi Triennale, a multi-site festival featuring artists from around the world.

A visit to Naoshima is an immersive experience — many of the structures have been built to celebrate and challenge the relationship between people and nature, and to transform the island itself and its former structures into works of art.

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