Three Hours to
Please enjoy the atmosphere of Inujima with sound.
Inujima is a small island
with a circumference of 3.6 km
and a population of about 40 people.
The island, which once prospered
from copper smelting and quarrying,
home to a variety of art projects,
including an art museum
that reconstructed the remains
of a century-old smelter,
galleries scattered throughout
the narrow lanes of the village,
and a botanical garden
where visitors can experience
the joy of living
in harmony with nature.
A three-hour experience of
contemporary art integrated
into the island's landscape and lifestyle.
We hope that
this experience will be
the opportunity for you
to rethink your way of life.
Art project Art facilities in Inujima
Inujima Seirensho Art Museum
An art museum that preserves and revitalizes the remains of a copper refinary, a modern industrial heritage site on Inujima. The museum consists of works by Yukinori Yanagi, whose motif is inspired by Yukio Mishima, who warned against the modernization of Japan; architecture by Hiroshi Sambuichi, which does not burden the environment; and a water purification system that utilizes the power of plants.Read more
Inujima "Art House Project"
Gallaries are scattered around the village of Inujima with hopes for inspiring people to experience the beautiful landscapes of everyday life and the familiar natural environments that extend beyond the artworks.Read more
Inujima Life Garden
It is not a conventional botanical garden but rather a place where people enjoy self-reliance in areas from food to energy while experiencing the joy of living within the cycles of nature. At the garden, island residents and visitors can relax and learn from one another, thinking together about future lifestyles.Read more
INUJIMA Art Rendezvous
Visitors and residensts can "rendezvous" (meet up) at works of art by Ellie Omiya and take a break from time to time while strolling around the island. We hope to create a park-like environment over Inujima, where people of all ages, from children to the elderly, can enjoy their time together.Read more
welcome Welcome to Inujima
The fun of touring Inujima is not limited to its diverse art projects. Time spent in contact with the people who live on this island, the only inhabited island in Okayama City, will also provide us an opportunity to reconsider our society, and our way of life.
blog Articles about Inujima
Archive series 9th : the Inujima Seirensho Art Museum
New work of Inujima "Art House Project" C-Art House unveiled to island residents
A commemorative ceremony and workshop with local residents was held to celebrate the unveiling of a new work at Inujima "Art House Project" A-Art House.
Self-loop at Inujima Art House Project
Opening of the Summer Performing Arts Programs on Inujima Island
access How to get to Inujima
It takes about 10 minutes by liner from Hoden Port in Okayama City. Boats also operate from Naoshima and Teshima on opening days of Inujima Seirensho Art Museum.