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Japan 2015: Naoshima – The Art Island

Japan 2015: Naoshima – The Art Island

Wednesday 9th December was to be one of the absolute highlights of my trip to Japan. Naoshima (直島), the ‘art island’ in the Seto Inland Sea (瀬戸内海) is now one of my favourite places in Japan, without a doubt. It’s gorgeous. I arrived on the island fairly early having taken the ferry from Takamatsu, and took … Continue reading

Japan 2015: Postcard from Naoshima

Japan 2015: Postcard from Naoshima

Here I am with another postcard from Japan! As before, there’s way more going on over on Instagram (@ali_haikugirl) at the moment than there is here, as it’s hard to find the time to sit down and post. However, over Christmas I will start to go through all my photos (4,700 ish so far…) and will … Continue reading

Japan by Prefecture: Kagawa (香川県)

Japan by Prefecture: Kagawa (香川県)

It’s time for ‘Japan by Prefecture‘ again! This is the series that aims to provide the highlights of each prefecture of Japan, along with my personal favourites and suggestions from readers. This week, we’re looking at Kagawa (香川県). Kagawa Prefecture is located on the island of Shikoku (四国), the smallest of Japan’s four main islands. The capital is Takamatsu (高松市). Thanks … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 22

A to Wa of Japan: Week 22

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with と (to) and we looked at Tebasaki (手羽先). This week we are looking at things beginning with な (na). A big thank you to everyone who joined in with suggestions this week: David @ Shikoku suggested Naoshima (直島 / a small island in the … Continue reading

Considering Kusama

Considering Kusama

You might remember that I recently went along to the Yayoi Kusama retrospective at the Tate Modern and was left a bit non-plussed by it all.  Well, last night, Frances Morris, Head of Collections (International Art) at Tate and former Head of Displays at Tate Modern, spoke at the Japan Foundation about curating the Yayoi … Continue reading