Benesse Art Site Naoshima

On the islands of Naoshima, Teshima and Inujima in the Seto Inland Sea is a new paradise for contemporary art in harmony with the natural surroundings. In collaboration with the local residents, daily life on the islands itself has been turned into a work of art, something that never fails to impress and astonish visitors.

In 2010, the first Setouchi International Art Festival was held on these and a couple of surrounding islands, and in the harbor area of Takamatsu City in Kagawa Prefecture. Some of the works that relate to the local island culture and everyday life have been kept and are still on display. The next Setouchi International Art Festival is scheduled for 2013.

Benesse Art Site Naoshima
ACCESS From Okayama Station on the JR Tokaido Shinkansen Line, take the bus to Uno Port, and then a ferry (20 minutes) or a passenger boat (15 minutes).
WEB Art Setouchi / Setouchi International Art FestivalJNTO (Autumn/Art)
Chichu Art Museum / Photo: FUJITSUKA Mitsumasa