Explore Contemporary Art around Old Folk Houses. - Teshima in Kagawa Prefecture -
Teshima is an island situated between Naoshima and Shodo Island. Unlike other islands on the Seto Inland Sea, the rice farming in the island has been flourishing by using the abundant water since long ago. The island abounds in past and current rice paddies and reservoirs by their side.
Teshima Yokoo House, which reused an old folk house, is located near Ieura Port. A black chimney shaped structure is a guide to reach there. A cafe situated near Teshima Yokoo House, Was du liebst, bringt dich auch zum weinen, displays a work of Tobias Rehberger, German artist.
On the hill in the Karato District lies Teshima Art Museum in a drop shape, overlooking the Seto Inland Sea and terraced fields.
The island has two artworks created by Christian Boltanski, an artist born in France. In the building of Les Archives du Coeur located in Karatohama District, archive files of heartbeats of people all over the world are kept, and it is available for visitors to listen to them and record their own ones. Another artwork, La forêt des murmures, was placed in Karatooka District. It consists of 400 wind chimes in a forest isolated from human dwellings and visitors wandering around the forest.
Getting to Ieura Port: 40 min. by ferry or 25 min. by high-speed boat from Uno Port
Getting to Karato Port: 60 min. by ferry or 40 min. by high-speed boat from Uno Port
Town Bus available between Ieura Port & Karato Port.
Rental power-assisted bicycles available at Visitors' Information Center at Ieura Port & bicycle rentals at Karato Port
Click here to jump to the sightseeing map of Uno Port
Teshima Yokoo House, Teshima Art Museum & Les Archives du Coeur Closed: Tuesday from March 1 to November 30, Tuesday to Thursday in winter season
(the following day if it is a national holiday. If Monday is a national holiday, they are open on Tuesday and closed the following Wednesday instead)
Admission to Teshima Yokoo House & Les Archives du Coeur: 520 yen / Free for Children (15 & under)
Admission to Teshima Art Museum: 1,570 yen / Free for Children (15 & under) Buy tickets online at Benesse Art Site Naoshima
Free Wi-Fi service available at Ieura Port and Karato Port.
For more information, visit Benesse Art Site Naoshima