Art House Project
Art House Project information
In Honmura, half a dozen traditional buildings have been turned over to contemporary artists to use as the setting for creative installations. Highlights include Ōtake Shinrō's shacklike Haisha , its Statue of Liberty sculpture rising up through the levels; James Turrell's experiment with light in Minami-dera , where you enter in total darkness…and wait; and Sugimoto Hiroshi's play on the traditional Go'o Shrine , with a glass staircase, and narrow underground 'Stone Chamber'.
The sites are within walking distance of each other. Take the Naoshima bus to the Nōkyō-mae stop to start exploring. Buy a ticket at the tourist counter in the Miyanoura ferry terminal, at Honmura Lounge, or at the tobacco shop near the bus stop.