Teshima – Teshima Art Museum

Hello all. Today I wanted to post some photos and a little information about my trip to Teshima, an island that resides next to Naoshima. The island itself is a little tricky to get to and I made a meal of the trip in general, first going to Takamatsu from Naoshima, staying in Takamatsu that evening and catching the boat in the morning back to Naoshima and on to Teshima. That same day I had to be back in Osaka, so it was a little bit rushed overall and would reccomend if you do go to spend more time walking or cycling around.

The main point of interest for me was the Teshima Art Museum, a project that’s the creative vision of artist Rei Naito and architect Ryue Nishizawa. This concrete structure sits on a rice field overlooking the Seto Inland Sea, as you enter the large bubble you can hear all the echoes from the wind and the water drops that scatter and skid across the surface. Not only is it a space for meditation, this build really plays with your senses as the different noises reverberate through the structure.

If I’m being honest I wasn’t able to take pictures inside but I wanted to highlight a few photos of the outer structure and give you an idea of the surroundings. This is the kind of place you need to go to see and experience for yourself, no photography or words can really translate the feelings that it conjures. Enjoy.

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4 February, 2018