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Photo:Osamu Watanabe

Photo:Osamu Watanabe

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Yoshihiro Suda

Artwork No. 012

Art House Project "Gokaisho"

Gokaisho (literally, “place to play go”) was constructed on the remains of building where islanders used to gather to play the game of go. Facing a garden where a five-colored camellia grows is a Japanese-style room with camellia flowers strewn on the floor, but closer inspection reveals that what look like real flowers are instead skillful wood carvings. The work was inspired by painter Hayami Gyoshu’s Falling Camellia.

Art House Project
The Art House Project restores traditional Naoshima houses, temples and shrines and transforms them into art spaces. Located in a ‘living’ district, they are interwoven with memories of a time when these dwellings were homes. The project began in 1998, and seven buildings are currently open to the public.

ART INFORMATION

Artwork Location Naoshima Honmura
Hours 10:00–16:30
Closed Monday | *Open on Mondays for national holidays but closed the next day.
Admission General admission (all six Art House Project buildings except Kinza) 1,030 yen | Single admission (except Kinza) 410 yen | *15 years and under free
Notes Management: Benesse Holdings, Inc., Naoshima Cultural Village Co., Ltd. | Benesse Ari Site Naoshima Official Website>

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