What is Naoshima?
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I’m a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter of English for 10 years.
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Naoshima is an island in Kagawa Prefecture in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea.
It takes 3 hours and 17 minutes from Tokyo to Okayama by Shinkansen bullet train, about 1 hour from Okayama to Uno Station, and 15 minutes by ferry from Uno Port to Naoshima.
This island is famous as an island of art.
The works of Yayoi Kusama, known for her polka-dot motifs, and Tadao Ando, known for his many beautiful architectural works, are scattered throughout the island.
Naoshima is like an island in itself, where the old townscape and modern art are in perfect harmony.
It is a popular spot that attracts attention not only Japanese but also foreign tourists.
Local town view
What was particularly impressive to me was that while the works of art created by someone else are beautiful, I rediscovered the beauty of the casual, old-fashioned appearance of the island town.
This is a grave, a small Jizo temple, and an old lady who came to visit.
This is an old lady decorating her own house.
This is a small cat-themed cafe, and the cat was actually in the window.
These are objects placed casually on the side of the road.
I don’t think they have any meaning, but on the contrary, they make me wonder if they need meaning.
This is a small shrine in the middle of nowhere.
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