2020.06.19 Instagram Project "Artists' Breath" has been launched

Instagram Project “Artists’ Breath” has been launched to deliver ongoing breaths of international artists participating in 5 art Triennales(*1) including Setouchi Triennale directed by Fram Kitagawa.

Artists’ Breath
Supervisor | Fram Kitagawa
Executive Office | Art Front Gallery
Co-Organizer | 5 art Triennales' executive committees (Boso-Satoyama Art Festival ICHIHARA ART x MIX, Northern Alps Art Festival, Oku-Noto Triennale, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Setouchi Triennale)

(*1)About 5 art Triennales
For more information about each art Triennales, please visit their official websites below;

-Boso-Satoyama Art Festival ICHIHARA ART x MIX
-Northern Alps Art Festival
-Oku-Noto Triennale
-Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale

2020.04.02 Setouchi Triennale 2022 Open Call for Artworks has been expedited!

Open Call for Setouchi Triennale 2022 will start earlier than before.
Application timing for Setouchi Triennale 2022 is going to be announced in May and the application period is to be in September.
Details will be announced on the official website as soon as they are finalized.

2019.10.24 The details of “Seppuku Pistols“ performance, November 2-4

Sorry to keep you waiting! Finally, we will announce about the details of “Seppuku Pistols“ performance from 2nd to 4th f November.
During the fall season, Seppuku Pistols will perform with Japanese musical instruments at some of the 88 temples in Shikoku and other places .

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.

For event calendar, see here .

2019.10.15 25th-27th October, How to enjoy SETOUCHI ART BOOK FAIR

On October 25th (Fri), 26th (Sat) and 27th (Sun), “SETOUCHI ART BOOK FAIR "(E29) will be held at Tamamo park which is a 5 minutes walking from Takamatsu port.

"Where is Tamamo Park? What is Hiunkaku?"

We will tell you how to enjoy this event!

You can feel foreign culture and art through the art book.
Selected bookstores and publishers around Asia gather in Setouchi to display and sell works and magazines.

Tamamo Park and Hiunkaku
Tamamo Park is a public park that is originally a remained site of Takamatsu Castle in Japan's three major Mizu-shiro (castles built on lakes or marshes for defensive reasons).
The Hiunkaku in the park was built in 1914 as a villa for the former lord of Takamatsu castle, Matsudaira family.
Hiunkaku Garden is designated as a national site of scenic beauty.
For a long time, Hiunkaku has been used as a guesthouse to welcome visitors to Kagawa.
It is conveniently located just a 5-minute walk from Takamatsu Port and JR Takamatsu Station, and is still popular as a historical building that can be easily visited.

In SETOUCHI ART BOOK FAIR held in such a place, not only books but also delicious food and music from Kagawa are gathered!
Various workshops will also be held throughout the day.
In addition, Hiunkaku Garden will be illuminated in the evening!

Feel like a picnic from daytime throughout the day...
Or spend relaxing time after returning to Takamatsu Port in the evening...

It is an event that will surely be enjoyable if you drop by.

There will be various booths at Tamamo Park.

97 stores and 89 booths around Asia join this book fair.
The exhibitor list is from here .


Various talk events are held throughout the day.
The timetable is here .

Lots of cafes and delis in Kagawa are gathered!
You can relax with the food and drinks of a popular local restaurant.

"The truck changes the bookstore!?"
A mobile bookstore with lots of books inside the truck can be seen at the entrance of Tamamo Park.

For details, see “SETOUCHI ART BOOK FAIR Flyer”.
Downloading the PDF version is here .

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 Entrance 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)


2019.10.14 17th-21th October, the traffic congestion on Teshima due to a festival

On 17, 18, 20, and 21 October, the Taiko (Drum) Festival will be held on Teshima.
As a result, the traffic will be congested. Also, please keep away from Taiko stand because it is very dangerous.

17 (Thu), 18 (Fri) October
Ieura and Suzuri areas

20 (Sun), 21 (Mon) October
Karato area

* Some of the routes from Karato Port to te14 “No one wins – Multibasket” and te15-B “Les Archives du Coeur” have sections where cars, motorcycles and bicycles are not allowed. However, walking is available.

On 18 (Fri) and 21 (Mon) October, at the festival venues in each district, there are stamp pads of Kagawa prefecture collaboration projects .