After the conference in Kyoto, I travelled for a week with some friends, and we went to Naoshima, an island in the Inland Sea that has been turned into a sort of ‘art park’. It has several museums: my favourite was the ‘Chichu Art Museum’ with some amazing installations by James Turrell.
You can get all the details of Naoshima here:
We stayed in a mongolian tent on the beach, and in the morning, we walked to Yayoi Kusama’s pumpkin scuplture on the end of a jetty. It was beautiful. Serenely odd and perfect at the same time.
There were various scupltures and art pieces dotted around the island, so it made exploring really exciting!
3331 in Tokyo is a new multi-use artspace in an old school, that has galleries, studios and workshops. I bought a print, and thought about having a show here one day.
and had a restful day local style at Odaiba…