Restoration of the Sea
The Seto Inland Sea has long been an important nexus of transportation. Boats from the mainland came and went, bringing new cultures and lifestyles to the islands dotting the Sea. Since then, the islands have developed their own unique culture, which remain today, set against the backdrop of tradition.
However, in today’s globalizing world, the islands are losing their unique characteristics because of the aging of the populations on the islands and the decline of the local area’s vitality.
We are holding the International Art Festival, “Setouchi Triennale” in hope of bringing this vitality back to these islands, where nature and the lifestyles of the people have coalesced together. We aim to make the Seto Inland Sea a “Sea of Hope” for the world.
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Asia that are connected by the sea
The focus for 2016 will be on deepening cultural exchange among Asian countries that are connected by the sea with a focus on art, Asia, food, and diverse platforms.COMING SOON
The Food Project
This initiative is designed to deepen understanding of Setouchi foods, food culture and food-related activities on each island with the aim of developing human resources well- versed in this subject for the 2016 Food Project.COMING SOON
Collaboration with Local Regions
In 2016, the Triennale will launch art projects showcasing Bonsai, Shishimai, a local festival, and a local food, will proclaim Kagawa and Setouchi outstanding cultural assets.COMING SOON