Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Naoshima and Teshima (Art) Islands

The incredible journey through Japan continues.  Following the 10 day yoga tour in Kyoto, Peter, Susan, Kris and I continue on our own for 10 more days.

Credit for the next 10 days itinerary goes to Kris Twining who researched unique places to visit, booked hotel reservations, determined the modes of travel and all the connections.  Everything went smoothly without any hiccups.

Our first stop were two small islands noted for its cutting edge architecture, modern art, and natural beauty. The four of us are modern art and architecture nuts so spending 4 days on Naoshima and Teshima Islands were unbelievable.  If environmental and experiential art is your thing, this is the place for you.

Most Americans know very little about these islands as most of the visitors we met were Europeans and Japanese.  Through this blog post, I'm hoping serious modern art aficionados will put these islands on their bucket list.

The renown Japanese architect Tadao Ando designed three museums on Naoshima Island and the art houses in the village of Honmura are truly amazing.

The Teshima Art Museum on Teshima Island was even more astonishing as were some of this island's  art houses.

Our accommodation on the island was equally interesting.  We stayed in a Mongolian yurt for 3 nights.

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