Art House Project

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Honmura, to the east of Nao-Shima island, enjoyed its heyday in the 17C and 18C. The village, posted on the maritime trading route between the island of Shikoku and the ports of Honshu, was a pirate den. The fine, dark-wooden houses with heavy grey-tiled roofs date from this era, although many are in a sorry state. Since 1998, the city and the Benesse Foundation have launched an Art House Project to renovate some of the houses with a view to creating venues for contemporary art installations. This is the case of Minami-dera Temple and Kadoya House in particular.

Useful information

Address:

761-3110 Honmura

Phone:

+81 87-892-3223

Opening hours

10am-4.30pm - closed Mon

Nearby tourist attractions

Benesse House
Benesse House
Naoshima
1:30
Chichu Art Museum
Chichu Art Museum
Naoshima
1:30
Nao-Shima Nao-Shima
Nao-Shima
Naoshima
0:30
Teshima
Teshima
Leura
0:30