The "Takamatsu" Story
One of the most amazing places I have ever been to is Naoshima Island in Japan. It is in the Seto Inland Sea, and is accessed from the port of Takamatsu.
This island is the brainchild of Mr. Soichiro Fututake, who wanted to turn the island of Naoshima into an island of cluture and nature. This was a lofty dream, as the island is quite remote, but he has succeeded.
The architect he worked with in developing this amazing vision, was Tadao Anso. He and Mr. Fututake have reshaped the island into a series of museums and art projects over the past 25 years.
One of the most amazing projects; and they are all amazing; is the ChiChu Art Museum. This subterranean building was constructed mostly underground, and the only visible parts of the building are various shaped openings, which provide the light for each of the exhibit rooms, and the whole interior.
One of the rooms houses a collection of 5 paintings done by Claude Monet. As a result of the natural light which comes in from the outside ( the only lighting in the room), the view of these spectacular works changes all the time, depending on the season, the time of day and the passage of time.
I was lucky enough to take a special tour to the island, and after the tour, I took out my sketch pad to try to capture the simplicity and richness of what I had just seen.
These little boats on the beach captured the memory of that sunny and happy day, and a little of the captivating beauty of Japan, and this memorable experience.
"Takamatsu" Tote Bag.
A spacious and trendy tote bag to help you carry around everything that matters.
• 100% spun polyester fabric
• Bag size: 15″ × 15″ (38.1 × 38.1 cm)
• Capacity: 2.6 US gal (10 l)
• Maximum weight limit: 44lbs (20 kg)
• Dual handles made from 100% natural cotton bull denim
• Handle length 11.8″ (30 cm), width 1″ (2.5 cm)
• The handles can slightly differ depending on the fulfillment location
• Blank product components sourced from China