海の日 Japan’s national day of the sea

July 16, 2007

Today was a national holiday in Japan – marine day (umi no hi). It is Japan’s newest holiday [1996] – one of 20 national holidays. I didn’t go kayaking sadly, still in Nagoya visiting my inlaws.

The sea has been wild these last few days as the largest typhoon ever recorded in July hit Japan. I got soaked visiting the amazing island Naoshima near Kobe which has become an art island with probably the world’s most amazing art gallery the chichu art gallery by Tadao Ando.

This is the best building I have ever visited (I’m an architect and have visited a lot of buildings). Please go to Naoshima.

chichu means “in the ground”

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One Response to “海の日 Japan’s national day of the sea”

  1. Nelly Says:

    Wow… SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!


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