The Setouchi Triennale is an international contemporary art festival held once every three years on locations across the small islands in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea. The island chain is noted for its scenic beauty.

Many of the artworks are displayed outdoors, although there are also indoor gallery pieces, making it easier for visitors to hop around the islands using the local ferries at their own pace and leisure. Visitors often make use of the different camp sites dotted across the islands and spread their visits over several days.

Although it may sound more like a tourist sightseeing spot rather than a serious contemporary art event, the quality and quantity of artworks at each event is not to be underestimated.

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