日本での一年間

September 13, 2010

A Day at Naoshima (Part 2)

Filed under: Domestic, Shikoku, Trips — myyearinjapan @ 4:17 am

This is a continuation of my previous post.

After spending a leisurely hour or two at the Yemeni Cafe, we finally headed to our next destination. We had to wait a while before boarding a bus to Tsutsujiso. It was a very hot day and you could see people doing whatever they could to stay cool.

Heat fatigue prevention

These girls had fans, sweat towels, parasols...anything to help them stay cool under the hot summer sun.

We finally got on a bus and headed to the south part of the island. There are 2 large museums there: the Benesse Art House, which also has an expensive hotel, and the Chichuu Art Museum. We had heard from the Europeans we met at the Yemeni Cafe that the Chichu Art Museum was the one we should go to and not having enough time for both, we headed straight to the Chichu Museum.

On the bus

A view from the bus while headed to the Chichu Art Museum

Unfortunately, I was not allowed to take any pictures inside the Chichu Art Museum. The museum is expensive, but very cool. I figured I’m not in Naoshima everyday, so why not splurge on a somewhat expensive museum. The building was designed by the famous architect, Tadao Ando, and it features the work of only three artists, Walter De Maria, James Turrell and Claude Monet.The whole museum is underground, but you don’t really feel like you’re underground. Getting through the museum is a little confusing because it’s a maze and we almost missed a very interesting part. Or maybe we missed a second half of the museum. It’s hard to tell. It was also surprising that every single staff member spoke English. Every other place we went that day, we were spoken to in Japanese, but here it was exclusively English.

pond

Outside the museum, we found this pond filled with lily pads.

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  1. […] A Day At Naoshima (Part 3) Filed under: Uncategorized — myyearinjapan @ 12:01 am This is my final post about Naoshima, the island famous for modern art that is found between Japan’s largest island of Honshu and its other major island, Shikoku. My first post can be read here and my second post can be found here. […]

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