Art Island Notebook

Paint the Sea 2019

夏の暑さに耐えながらも直島の若いアーティストたちは、絵の具で手や足を使って、海の生き物や子どもたちの思う「直島」を描きました。Braving the summer heat, Naoshima’s young artists used their hands, feet, and buckets of paint to illustrate their vision of the surrounding seascape and landscape.

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Hirodai Visits Naoshima

今月、広島大学の学生たちが直島に訪れ、島についての観光、移住者、インフラ、地場産品、芸術、産業などの分野調査を行いました。This month, students from Hiroshima University visited Naoshima to conduct fieldwork, studying the island’s tourism, in-migrants, infrastructure, local products, art, and industry.

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Inujima, the Art Island

Once home to as many as 4,000 people, Inujima is down to only a few dozen elderly inhabitants. It’s also a major art tourism destination. This second life has complicated the story of Inujima’s decline, though whether this is for the better is a matter of debate.

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Origin Myths

For generations the residents of Naoshima drew their water out of wells. There was a problem, however: the water smelled terrible. So Chikatsugu Miyake, mayor of Naoshima, invited the mayor of the nearby city of Tamano to the island, and served him tea.

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