Benesse Art Site Naoshima


Seaside Inujima Gallery

This gallery was named after the former" Seaside Inujima" Inn, which used to operate in the same building

Hours & Admission

10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(Last admittance: 4:00 p.m.)
Ticket center: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays (March 1 - November 30)
Tuesdays to Thursdays (December 1 - last day of 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.
Open Days Calendar
*Admission to Inujima Seirensho Art Museum and Inujima "Art House Project" included.
*free for children 15 and under

*If visiting the museum in a group (10 or more people), Please go to Group Visits.
Seaside Inujima Gallery

ArtistKeisuke Takahashi

Recalling the gradual border between the topography and landscape that separates the sea and the island, and the temporal border that connects the past and the future, the images in the video installation are projected on an imaginary island made of black slag, a byproduct of the copper-smelting process. Through changes in time and scale, we are urged to perceive a new future just up ahead.

Keisuke Takahashi
Takahashi is visual director for Nibroll Company, an interdisciplinary arts collective. As a solo artist, Takahashi has also created many visual installations and his work has been presented in China, Italy and throughout the world.

The Fictional Island

Group Visits (10 people and more)

Group visits to Seaside Inujima Gallery must be booked in advance. This enables us to schedule groups throughout the day to avoid overcrowding.

・Please contact the museum no later than one week prior to your visit.
Please provide us the details of your group as listed below by inquiry form.
Date, Time, Group name, The number of participants, Representative, Contact number, Accommodation, Transport to the museum
・Lunch reservations will be accepted up to five days prior to your visit.
327-4 Inujima, Higashi-ku, Okayama 7048153, Japan
Tel. +81-(0)86-947-1112
Fax. +81-(0)86-947-1115
Inquiry form


Facilities and Services

Seaside Inujima gallery is a gallery space in a Inujima Ticket Center building. Visitors should first purchase an entrance ticket from the Inujima Ticket Center.

For visitors with babies or small children
  • ・Baby carriages may be taken into the gallery.
  • ・Please note that there is no nursing room in the gallery.
  • ・There is one restroom with a changing table in the Inujima Ticket Center.
  • ・Handicapped visitors and visitors using wheelchairs or canes should contact the gallery before their visit. We will offer advice individually.
About admission

・Admission to Inujima Seirensho Art Museum and Inujima "Art House Project" included.
・No discounts are offered for groups and holders of Disability Certificates (Physical Disability Certificates, Rehabilitation Certificates, or Mental Disability Certificates) are not granted free entry.
・We accept the following credit cards: AMEX, Diners, JCB, Master Card, NICOS, VISA

Requests to visitors

When visiting the museum
  • ・Parking spaces are limited. Please use public transport if at all possible.
  • ・Please do not bring large objects (suitcases, umbrellas, tripods, etc.) into the gallery. These should be placed in coin lockers or left at the Inujima Ticket Center.
  • ・Pets may not be taken into the gallery.
  • ・Visitors may not enter the Seaside Inujima Gallery wearing bathing suits.
  • ・Smoking is prohibited on the gallery premises.
  • ・The use of cell phones is prohibited on the museum premises. Other than in the cafe, visitors may not eat (including candy, gum, boxed lunches, etc.) or drink on the gallery premises.
  • ・Please take any garbage away with you.
When viewing the artworks
  • ・Please do not touch the walls, the glass, or the artworks themselves.
  • ・Please do not take photographs, videos, or make sketches in the gallery. Visitors are also requested not to use fountain pens, ink, etc.


327-4 Inujima, Higashi-ku, Okayama 7048153, Japan
Tel. +81-(0)86-947-1112
Fax. +81-(0)86-947-1115
Inquiry form