Photo:Ken'ichi Suzuki

Photo:Ken'ichi Suzuki


Tatsuo Miyajima

Artwork No. na11-B

Art House Project "Kadoya"

The first in the Art House Project series, the exterior of this restored 200-year-old building features a stucco finish, smoked cedar boards and traditional roof tiles. Inside, however, visitors discover a pool of water illuminated by 125 blinking LED digital counters. Local residents set the speed at which the counters blink, marking the project as the first to involve locals in its creation.

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 | Kinza is reservation-only
Notes Management: Benesse Holdings, Inc., Naoshima Cultural Village Co., Ltd. | Benesse Ari Site Naoshima Official Website>




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