Uniting the creative visions of artist Rei Naito and architect Ryue Nishizawa, Teshima Art Museum stands on a hill on the island of Teshima overlooking the Seto Inland Sea. The museum, which resembles a water droplet at the moment of landing, is located in the corner of a rice terrace that was restored in collaboration with local residents.
Structurally, the building consists of a concrete shell, devoid of pillars, coving a space 40 by 60 meters and with a maximum height of 4.5 meters. Two oval openings in the shell allow wind, sounds, and light of the world outside into this organic space where nature and architecture intimately interconnect. In the interior space, water continuously springs from the ground in a day long motion. This setting, in which nature, art and architecture come together with such limitless harmony, conjures an infinite array of impressions with the passage of seasons and the flow of time.
Artist: Rei Naito Architect: Ryue Nishizawa Photo: Noboru Morikawa
||Tuesdays (March – November)
Tuesdays to Thursdays (December – February)
*Open on national holidays but closed the next day.
*Open on Tuesdays when Monday falls on a national holiday but closed on the next day.
*For more information, please see Open Days Calendar.
||March – September 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Last admittance: 4:30 p.m.)
October – February 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Last admittance: 3:30 p.m.)
||￥1,570 *free for children 15 and under
||30 minutes – 1 hour
(10 people and more)
|Group visits to the museum must be booked in advance. This enables us to schedule groups throughout the day to avoid overcrowding. A group of up to 20 is admitted in every 30 minutes.
||607 Karato, Teshima, Tonosho-cho, Shozu-gun, Kagawa 7614662 Japan
From Ieura Port
14 minutes by bus, get off at Teshima Art Museum bus stop
About 25 minutes by electric bicycle
From Karato Port
About 15 minutes on foot