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.


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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.


2019.10.10 Due to the approaching Typhoon #19, The Setouchi Triennale 2019 artworks and facilities will be closed all day on October 12, Saturday.

Typhoon #19 is approaching according to information issued by the Takamatsu Meteorological Agency. Artworks and facilities will be temporarily closed all day except some artworks on October 12. All events on this day will be cancelled.

*More information about Benesse related artworks and facilities closing can be found at the Benesse Art Site Naoshima, please check this website for further information:

*No. sd27 “GEORGES gallery” on Shodoshima and No. sd32 “Fisherman's Dream” in Twenty-Four Eyes Movie Village, Shodoshima will be open normal hours on October 12.

*No. mg19 “Oninoko Tile Project” in Onigashima Cave on Megijima, No. tk13 “Portraits of Architecture in JAPAN: Stories of its protagonists” at The Kagawa Museum, No. tk15 “Suitcase in a Bottle” in Takamatsu Yashima, No. tk16 “Place out of Time” in Shikokumura, No. tk18 “Watch Tower” in Takamatsu Ryuozan each have a website, so please check for further information.

Some artworks will be closed from the morning on October 11 due to damage prevention. The artworks will be reopened after checking the condition, and events will be expected to be held as well on October 13.

Depending on the typhoon’s track, the information may be changed. We will update the detailed information of artworks, facilities and events as Urgent Information on our website, Please do not go near the artworks because it is very dangerous during these closed hours.

別添「ベネッセアートサイト直島 作品・施設一覧」

Benesse Art Site Naoshima A List of Artworks&Facilities