Press Release


2019.11.27 【The event of ART SETOUCHI】December 8: “Island's Birthday Party”~Let's make a Christmas Ornament!~

Setouchi Triennale (Chairman: Keizo Hamada, Governor of Kagawa Prefecture) Executive Committee is working on the “ART SETOUCHI” activity, which aims to revitalize and regenerate the local vitality through art even outside of “Setouchi Triennale” held once every 3 years.
As part of this “ART SETOUCHI” event, “Island's Birthday Party” will be held on Teshima on Sunday, December 8, 2019.

This event is held once a month on Teshima for interaction of people. Local people of Teshima and visitors cerebrate to whom have birthday month. (This time is in December).

The birthday party in December will be called “Let's make a Christmas Ornament!” and invites “Setoumi clinical art society” as a teacher.

Let's make our own Christmas tree decoration and have fun together.

December 8, 2019 (Sunday) 14: 00-15: 00
Karato Hall (822-1 Teshima, Tonosho-cho, Shodo-gun, Kagawa)
Entry fee
Free (No prior application required)

“Setoumi clinical art society”
It began in September 2018 when the member was strongly inspired by the heavy rain disaster in West Japan.
Clinical artists in Setouchi works together to help each other.
Clinical art is a technique that stimulates the brain by enjoying the fruits and vegetables of the motif and taking in the process of remembering past experiences while enjoying drawing and making sculpture. In addition to preventing dementia in the elderly and developing children's full sensibility, it is expected to be effective in reducing stress.

The following facilities and museums are also open on that day.
・ Teshima Museum 10: 00-16: 00 (last admission 15:30)
・ Teshima Yokoo House 10: 00-16: 00 (last admission 15:30)
・ Les Archives du Cœur 10: 00-16: 00 (last admission 15:30)
・ Shima Kitchen 11: 00-16: 00 (Foods Lo 14: 00 / Drink Lo 15:30)

※The image is a sample.

2019.11.15 Setouchi Triennale 2019 has been featured on the website of New York Times

Setouchi Triennale 2019, which ended on November 4th, has been featured in the article of “The 52 Places Traveler On an Art Scavenger Hunt in Japan's Seto Inland Sea” on the website of New York Times on 12 November.

In January of this year, “Setouchi Islands” was selected as the seventh place of “52 Places to Go in 2019” in the article of the same website. This time, the charms of lifestyle on the islands as well as artworks have been introduced in the article.

※Setouchi DMO is publicizing about Setouchi to Western media including this one.

The New York Times

Outline of this media
The New York Times is a major newspaper with the second largest circulation in the United States. It has won many Pulitzer Prizes (awards given for achievements of American newspapers, magazines, press and literary).

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2019.11.07 The total number of visitors

The Setouchi Triennale received 1,178,484 visitors over an entire period. Please check the attached document for the breakdown.

The total number of visitors (Japanese)

2019.10.23 The details of “Seppuku Pistols“ performance

During the fall season, Seppuku Pistols will perform using Japanese instruments at the 88 temples in Shikoku, etc.

"Seppuku Pistols Performances ""
November 2, 2019 (Sat)
①Location | Teshima Karato terraced rice field (Teshima Terraced Rice Field Harvest Festival 2019)
Time | 10: 30 - 11: 30
②Location | Teshima Karato terraced rice field, at the venue of "Island Birthday Party" (Teshima Terraced Rice Field Harvest Festival 2019)
Time | 14: 30 - 15: 30

November 3, 2019 (Sun)
①Location | the 76th pilgrimage site, Konzo-ji temple (Zentsuji City)
Time | 9:00 - 9:30
②Location | Kannonji Port
Time | 11:00 - 11:30
③Location | the 67th pilgrimage site, Daiko-ji Temple (Mitoyo City)
Time | 12: 00 - 12: 30
④Location | the 68th pilgrimage site, Jinnein (Kannonji City)
Time | 14: 00 - 14: 30
⑤ Location | the 69th pilgrimage site, Kannon-ji (Kannonji City)
Time | 14:30 - 15:00

November 4, 2019 (Mon / National Holiday)
①Location | the 77th pilgrimage site, Doryu-ji temple (Tadotsu Town)
Time | 9: 30 - 10: 00
②Location | Tadotsu Port
Time | 10:30 - 11:00
③Location | the 71st pilgrimage site, Iyadani-ji temple (Mitoyo City)
Time | 11: 30 - 12: 00
④Location | the 72nd pilgrimage site, Mandara-ji temple (Zentsuji city)
Time | 14: 00 - 14: 30
⑤Location | the 73rd pilgrimage site, Shusshaka-ji Temple (Zentsuji City)
Time | 15: 00 - 15: 30
⑥ Location | the 74th pilgrimage site, Kozan-ji temple (Zentsuji City)
Time | 16: 30 - 17: 00

* Depending on the weather and traffic conditions, some schedule and times may change.

●Seppuku Pistols

Under the watchword “Turn Japan into Edo period!” they wear the Japanese traditional farmer’s kimono and playing Japanese traditional instruments. Each member acts in the field of a local research, films, craftsman, agriculture and Terakoya (private school) etc.
The group was born in Tokyo on the New Year's Eve 1999, and currently organized around 10 members across Japan.
They are the Japanese musical instrument team, which has gained popularity by performing and parading with drums, Shamisen, a bell, and Shino flute from the port to the village. In addition, at the temples and shrines, they are performing and parading as “The Edo first squad”.

2019.10.16 The event of Autumn season "SETOUCHI ART BOOK FAIR"

We will inform you about “SETOUCHI ART BOOK FAIR” which will be held at Tamamo Park Hiunkaku in Setouchi Triennale 2019 Autumn season.

October 25th (Fri) 13: 00-20: 00
October 26th (Sat) 10: 00-20: 00
October 27th (Sun) 10: 00-17: 00

Tamamo Park Hiunkaku (2-1 Tamamo-cho, Takamatsu City)

In order to see all of SETOUCHI ART BOOK FAIR, both Tamamo Park entrance fee and Hiunkaku entrance fee are required.

Tamamo Park admission fee
Adult (16 years old and above) 200 yen, Child (between 6 and 16 years old) 100 yen
・ 140 yen for Setouchi Triennale passport holder
・ Admission free after 17:30 ~ on October 25th (Fri), 26th (Sat)

Hiunkaku Admission Fee
300 yen (only during SETOUCHI ART BOOK FAIR)

About 100 selected bookstores, publishers, and artists around Asia gathered in Setouchi, which was cultural exchange spot from ancient times, and works and magazines will be on sale. In addition to the exhibition / sales booths (Hiunkaku), there will be food booths and talk events in Tamamo Park. Details of the event will be updated on the following SNS of SABF as soon as it comes in.


Twitter: sabf_sabf

Facebook: Setouchi Art Book Fair

A unit by Miyako Araki who introduces books from independent publishers and Tetsuya Ogasawara who presides over events related to books.

[Miyako Araki]
Master degree of the University of London, completed "Fram School of Food in Setouchi". Launched LITO BOOKS based on Shodoshima and Tokyo, and introducing independent publishers' books. She does crowdfunding to publish rare books of the foreign writer.

[Tetsuya Ogasawara]
The representative of BOOK MARÜTE (Takamatsu), green light + MARÜTE (Taichung) . Planning and managing everything related to books. He is involved in various book fairs across Asia.