2019.05.08 Official Event "Lion Dance: Sanuki Tradition - entering a new era" will be performed in Shodoshima and Takamatsu port on 12(Sun) May.

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Lion Dance: Sanuki Tradition - entering a new era, which will be performed at tent space of Takamatsu sunport, will be also performed in Shodoshima and Takamatsu port on 12(Sun) May.

12 MAY (Sun) 2019

13:30~13:45 Obe-area, inside of Lin Shuen Long's art "Beyond the Border - Wave"
15:00~15:15 Nakayama-area, inside of Wang Wen Chih's art "Love in Shodoshima"

<Takamatsu port>
17:50~18:05 In front of Shinji Ohmaki 「Liminal Air –core-」

Admission fee:
Free( Required a passport or admission fee 300 yen to enter artwork in Shodoshima, if you are over 15years old.)

The performer:
Asakura-Lion dance

・Please make sure you will bring your hat or cap and drinks to protect yourself against hot weather.
・In the case of cancellation due to rain, we will announce on official website. Please contact Setouchi Triennale General Information Center (tel 087-813-2244) whenever you find something unclear.

Applicationf for media coverage:
For media coverage, please write the following items and apply to by 17:00 of 10th(Fri).
①Company name and department name
②name of the person in charge
③The phone number

About Asakura-Lion dance
About 100 years ago, when Asakura-Kasuga shrine in Asakura, Miki-town has built, Asakura-Lion dance was revived on the basis of Botan-kuzushi( a kind of rough performance) in Iwanami area of Higashi-Ueda, Takamatsu. For that a reason, Asakura-Lion dance which is sycronized 3 Lions; a parent lion, a child lion and a grandchild lion, differ from other extant Botan-kuzushi in Miki-town.
The size of Asakura-Lion is different for each lion, large, medium and small. Therefore, danced lion is changed by growth of performer.
The performer has been learning Lion-dance from the childhood, so Lion-dance is performed by a large family with connecting generations.

2019.05.07 Opening hours of Setouchi Triennale 2019 Takamatsu port official shop will be changed.

During Setouchi Triennale 2019, official shop has been opened at Takamatsu port and Miyanoura port( Naoshima).
And this time, from 7th of May(Tue) in the first year of Reiwa, opening hours of Takamatsu port official shop "The Sea Market" which is furnished with official goods and fine articles of Setouchi・Kagawa, will be changed as follows.
Still less, opening hours of Naoshima official shop will not be changed.

Takamatsu Port Official Shop "The Sea Market"
Takamatsu Passenger Terminal Building 3F, 1-1, Sunport, Takamatsu, Kagawa, 760-0019, JAPAN
Before the changes 9:00―21:00(no holidays during Triennale)
After the changes 9:00―20:00(no holidays during Triennale)
※ From 7th of May(Tue) in the first year of Reiwa, opening hours will be changed.

Naoshima official shop
40, 2249, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa, JAPAN
9:30―18:00(no holidays during Triennale)

2019.04.11 Takamatsu airport shuttle runs to "Triennale information center " for the first time during Setouchi Triennale.

During Setouchi Triennale, the airport shuttle which works by Kotoden Bus runs to a special bus stop “Triennale information center” located at the west side of Takamatsu port information center.

The Airport Shuttle page

Thus, for the people come from Takamatsu port, it becomes easy to go to Triennale information center as soon as the people get off from the bus.

In addition it is available to collect basic information of each island and port or points to be noted of transportation before getting on the board.
(From Triennale information center to the ferry ticket office, it is accessible though corridor of the second floor without waiting for a traffic signal.)

Term( Same as a term of Setouchi Triennale 2019)
April 26th-May 26th
July 19th-August 25th
September 28th-November 4th

All airport shuttles from Takamatsu airport to Takamatsu station during the above term.
※ A bus stop “Triennale information center” is only for getting off.
To go to Takamatsu airport, please get in the bus from “JR hotel clement Takamatsu” or “Takamatsu station a depot 3”.

JPY 760 from Takamatsu airport (Same as current fare of the bus from Takamatsu airport to Takamatsu station)

Location of a bus stop
At the west side of Takamatsu passenger terminal building (See the above mentioned-figure)

2019.03.29 Press Preview of Setouchi Triennale 2019

We are pleased to announce that the Spring Season of “The Setouchi Triennale 2019”, which is The 4th Contemporary Art Exhibition in the picturesque nature of the Seto Inland Sea, will commence on April 26(Fri).

“Setouchi Triennale Executive Committee” (President | Keizo Hamada [Governor of Kagawa Prefecture]) will conduct the specific PRESS PREVIEW which enables only media journalists to cover the exhibition on April 23(Tue) ・24(Wed) prior to the opening.

Please participate in this preview and cover the art works and facilities at the Art sites. We are really appreciated if you transmit the various information concerning the impressive and fascinating feature of the Setouchi Triennale to public.

please refer to the attached documents.

2019.02.13 Setouchi Triennale 2019 has been featured in the US media

Setouchi Triennale 2019 has been featured in the major US magazines Fodor's Travel.
The articles list Setouchi Triennale in Once-in-a-Lifetime Museum Exhibits Worth Travelling to in 2019.

● Fodor's Travel:
・ Outline of this media:
Fodor's Travel is a major US publication on travel. Its website has 5 million users and 25 million page views per month.

・ The content of this article:

※At the end of last year, Setouchi is also ranked 13th in the Top 52 destinations everyone must visit in 2019 of Fodor's Travel. Thanks to the Setouchi Triennale 2019, Setouchi was the only place from Japan to make the list.