I had to change my plans since I overshot Uno and arrived in Takamatsu. There are only a few boats going to Teshima each day, so I decided I would see what I could on Naoshima on that day and go to Teshima before moving onto Himeji for my overnight stay. I checked into my guesthouse, The Little Plum, which is also a restaurant and rents electrical bicycles-so I got one and was on my way starting at 1:30. The museums are only open from 10-4:30, so I was hoping to get the major ones in and then go to the Ando Museum. The photo above is an interactive art structure near the port.
This the beautifully landscaped approach to the Chi Chu Art Museum, which is run by the Benesse corporation and features art by Claude Monet, Walter De Maria, James Turrell and one of my favorite architects Tadao Ando.
At the entrance.
On the road to the next museum.
On the grounds for the Benesse House. I decided to skip the Lee Ufan Museum due to lack of time unfortunately. I'm a Tadao Ando fan,and wanted to get to his dedicated museum, if I had planned better I could have seen all the major museum in one day.
On the road on the massive grounds of the Art site.
Entrance to the art space/hotel.
Yayoi Kusama "Pumpkin" (1994).
Outside of Minamidera, which is part of the Art House project, there were several others but again due to lack of time I decided to go to this only this one, and is a collaboration between artist James Turrell and architect Tadao Ando (1999). There are 15 minute intervals for the art experience, so I got my ticket and moves on.
A local temple.
While waiting I went to the Ando Museum.
Interesting tree in a nearby park.
Lining up for the Minamidera art exhibit.
Another temple near the port.
My lodgings on Naoshima.
The funky I Love Yu Sento (public bath) also run by Benesse.
Another outdoor art piece by Yayoi Kusama at the port.