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Awashima is one of the island of Shiwaku Islands in the west of Kagawa.

Awashima is the island where three islands became one island.
Thus, this island has a shape of the propeller.

This island prospered as a port of call of the marine transportation ship of the Edo era which was called “Kitamae-Bune”.
Thus, there were national school for Seamen’s Training, elementary and junior high school in this island.

Now, all those schools were closed down, and these sites are reused as the site of commemorative park and art festival.

Contents:

  1. About Awashima
  2. Art works of Awashima
  3. Scenery of Awashima
  4. Hotels Information
  5. Weather forecast of Awashima
  6. How to get to Awashima

1.About Awashima

Guideline of sojourn time : about 2.5 hours 

If you have 2.5 hours, you can almost watch all art works.(When you use the rental bicycle.)

We can rent a bicycle in the facilities near the port.
(There are facilities when we go to the left from the port.)

A rental fee is 500 yen/day.
*It is self-service other than the period of the art festival.
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This is a gift shop.
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2.Art works of Awashima

There is a lot of art works which I do not introduce here. Please try to go this island, and watch all art work!
*Because there is an art work that photography is not possible, please be careful.

All artwork is very splendid.
The particularly recommended artwork is “No.159”, and “No.161” personally.

●[No.156:瀬戸内海底探査船美術館プロジェクト 「一昨日丸」(日比野克彦:日本)]
[No.156:Project for the Museum of Seabed Inquiry Ship in Setouchi / KAITEI TANSASEN BIJYUTSUKAN “OTOTOIMARU”(Katsuhiko Hibino:Japan)]

A fishing boat becomes the museum.
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Various relics which was pulled up from the bottom of the sea are displayed in this ship.
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●[No.157:瀬戸内海底探査船美術館プロジェクト「ソコソコ想像所」「Re-ing-A」(日比野克彦:日本)]
[No.157:Project for the Museum of Seabed Inquiry Ship in Setouchi / SOKOSOKO SOZOSHO. / Re-ing-A(Katsuhiko Hibino:Japan)]

This building is the building which was used as a school building of the Seamen’s Training School.
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The whole school building is a museum.
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Various relics which was pulled up from the bottom of the sea are displayed in this museum.
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In addition, a lot of documents of the School for Seamen’s Training are displayed.
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The another art work which is called “Re-ing-A” is displayed in the Western shore of the island.

This is “Re-ing-A”.
This art work is made with a red brick which was pulled up from the bottom of the sea of Awashima.
It has a shape of the elephant.
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●[No.158:SOKO LABO OPEN(SOKO LABO:日本)]
[No.158:SOKO LABO OPEN(SOKO LABO:Japan)]

There is the exhibit space of the art work which is related to the sea in the rear of the museum.
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This is the art work reflecting the image of “Cypridina”.
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The art work which is going through a classroom.
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This art work is made of shells.
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The art concept of this island is “Awashima is one big ship”.
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Here is the scene such as the ship which sank into the bottom of the sea.
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●[No.159:漂流郵便局(久保田沙耶:日本)]*おススメです!!
[No.159:MISSING POST OFFICE(Saya Kubota:Japan)]*My favorite!!

There is a post office which is called “a drifting post office” in this island.
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A lot of letters which does not know the destination is kept at this post office.
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Anyone can read those letters which is kept at this post office.
“The letter is for me!!”
You can take the letter home if you thought so.
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●[No.160:日々の笑学校・粟島研究所(粟島芸術家村:日本)]
[No.160:Awashima Artist’s Village/HIBINO SHOGAKKO awashima lab.(Awashima Artist’s Village:Japan)]

In old days, this building was a school building of junior high school.
Now, this building is becoming the work exhibit space of a young artist.
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Each classroom is the work exhibit space of the young artist.
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●[No.161:思考の輪郭(エステル・ストッカー:イタリア)]*おススメです!!
[No.161:Contours of Thinking(Esther Stocker:Italy)]*My favorite!!

In old days, this building was a school building of kindergarten.
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White and black mysterious space is spread out in the building.
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The line of the irregularity black on a white canvas.
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It is like the other world…
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Black line is replaced with white line in the rooms.
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●[No.162:過ぎ去った子供達の歌(ムニール・ファトゥミ:モロッコ)]
[No.162:The song of the children all Gone(Mounir Fatmi:Morocco)]

In old days, this building was a school building of elementary school.
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In old days, many children of island learned here.
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The clocks stopped at after-school time, and only the memory of the voice of children sounds.
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Youtube:過ぎ去った子供達の歌(瀬戸内国際芸術祭2016秋季)

I remember old scenery when I watch this art work.
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3.Scenery of Awashima

This is a souvenir shop at the port.
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There was the signboard of “the ridge-end tile of the whale” in the western village of the island.awashima-09

There was a tile of the form of the whale when I looked at the roof of the house of the village.
The whale-shaped tile is very rare.
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A figure in bronze is put in the entrance hall of the general private house.
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4.Hotels Information

●ル・ポール粟島(Le-port awashima)

Address:1418-2, Takumacho Awashima, Mitoyo-shi, Kagawa, 769-1108, Japan
Phone Number:+81-875-84-7878
Regular holiday:No
Fee:8,500 yen~

●粟島ロッジ(Awashima lodge)

Address:642-6, Takumacho Awashima, Mitoyo-shi, Kagawa, 769-1108, Japan
Phone Number:+81-875-84-7387
Regular holiday:No
Fee:6,000 yen~

●民宿いせや(Guest‐House ISEYA)

Address:861-10, Takumacho Awashima, Mitoyo-shi, Kagawa, 769-1108, Japan
Phone Number:+81-875-84-6753
Regular holiday:Prior confirmation is required.
料金:4,000 yen~

●アーリの里(ari-no-sato)

Address:1605, Takumacho Awashima, Mitoyo-shi, Kagawa, 769-1108, Japan
Phone Number:+81-875-84-6178
Regular holiday:Prior confirmation is required.
Fee:Prior confirmation is required.

●民宿ぎんなん(Guest‐House Ginnan)

Address:2217, Takumacho Awashima, Mitoyo-shi, Kagawa, 769-1108, Japan
Phone Number:+81-875-84-6448
Regular holiday:No
Fee:7,000 yen~

5.Weather forecast of Awashima

6.How to get to Awashima

We will be able to go to Awashima Island by High speed ship from Suda Port.
The nearest station of Suda Port is JR Takuma Station.
And, we will access from JR Takuma Station to Suda Port by community bus or free shuttle bus.
(The free shuttle bus runs only during an art festival period.)

The method to go from Kansai to JR Takuma Station has two patterns.

1:In the case of getting on the Shinkansen

  Timetable and Route Search

■Route Example (From Osaka Station to JR Takuma Station)

The required time:About 3 hours
The fare:7,390 yen(unreserved seat)
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2.In the case of taking express bus

An express bus runs from Kansai(Osaka/Namba/Sannomiya) to JR Marugame Station.
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There is the platform of this express bus in “Hankyu highway bus Osaka-Umeda terminal(Hankyu Sanban Gai)” and “OCAT Osaka City Air Terminal”.

For specific information, see below.


The required time:About 5 hours
The fare:
4,300 yen(bus)+260 yen(JR)

■Reservation site of the bus

After we went to JR Marugame Station by bus, we go to Takuma Station by train.
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I recommend that you stay a hotel at Takamatsu Station and Marugame Station the night before if you have a schedule which is not tight.
I went to JR Marugame Station by express bus.
And I stayed at the hotel of Marugame Station and went to the island on the next day.

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■JR Takuma Station→Suda Port

we will access from JR Takuma Station to Suda Port by community bus or free shuttle bus.
(The free shuttle bus runs only during an art festival period.)
The route of the community bus is “Takuma Line“.

A timetable of the community bus is this.

A route map of the community bus is this.

Get on : JR Takuma station bus stop
Get off : Suda bus stop
Bus fare : 100 yen

■Suda Port→Awashima

We will be able to go to Awashima Island by High speed ship from Suda Port.
The fare of the ship is 330 yen.

■Timetable of the high speed ship
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How did you like it?

Please try to go.

Have a nice trip! XD

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