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On Naoshima, aka "Art Island"

"Sea of Time" by Tatsuo Miyajima

 

Submerged LED counters in a 200 year old Japanese house

 

Naoshima is a small fishing island off the southern Japan coast on the Seto Inland Sea, between Honshu and Shikoku, within eyeshot of the city of Takamatsu.

 

During the 1990s, the Benesse Corporation, a Japanese texbook publisher, partnered with architect Tadao Ando to create Benesse Art Site Naoshima, a series of spectacular contemporary art museums designed around the theme of "Nature and Art." (There's a nice summary of the place here.)

 

Shrewdly, they also built the museums with hotel rooms in which visitors can stay.

 

No less shrewdly, we stayed. It was superb.

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Taken on July 26, 2006