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The Setouchi International Art Festival 2010

Takamatsu City will host the Setouchi International Art Festival, a festival of modern art, from July 19 through October 31, 2010. Artists, supporters and visitors from around the world will interact with local people, together creating a wonderful festival.
Taking advantage of the unique local customs, the festival will focus on island lifestyles and histories, and use art to revitalize local communities. Marking 2010 as the first year, Takamatsu City hopes that the festival will be a long-term project, hosting it every three years.

Acting as a hub in the network of islands within the Seto Inland Sea, Takamatsu City is also the prefectural capital of Kagawa, on Shikoku, in Western Japan. From ancient times, its location on the Seto Inland Sea has given it an important role in trade routes, and it has also been long known for beautiful scenery and traditional crafts, a reputation still well-deserved today.

45 world-famous artists, including Tadao Ando, will participate in the festival; their artworks will be exhibited in the vicinity of the Takamatsu Port and on the islands of the Seto Inland Sea. During the festival, people of various generations, regions and genres of their work from around the world will gather in Takamatsu, and cooperate with younger people and children at the local level, inspiring the next generation within the islands of the Seto Inland Sea for a brighter future.

Festival Overview
Name: Setouchi International Art Festival “100-Day Art and Sea Adventure”
July 19 through October 31, 2010
Naoshima, Teshima, Megijima, Ogijima, Shodoshima, Oshima, Inujima,
Takamatsu Port Area
Sponsor: Setouchi International Art Festival Executive Committee
General Director: Fram Kitagawa
Participating Artists:
Tadao Ando, Tadanori Yokoo, Dadan Christant,
Jaume Plen, among others
45 artists in total
Takamatsu City

Takamatsu City has grown by the sea, facing the beautiful islands and quiet waters of the Seto Inland Sea while providing various lifestyles, economic and cultural opportunities to the local people. As a rich center of activity within the Seto Inland Sea and a prefectural capital, it has also led the growth of Shikoku.

Takamatsu City runs an English-language blog to offer information about the city to foreign visitors. Foreign residents of the city contribute articles to the blog and answer questions.