Setouchi Triennale 2019 Events on Awashima island (Fall Expansions)

  • The Story of Setouchi -Awashima ed.-

The Setouchi Girls’ Theater will perform “The Story of Setouchi -Awashima Edition-” Photo by Shintaro Miyawaki.


During the 2019 Setouchi Triennale’s Fall Expansions (September 28th – November 4th) Awashima island will be host to a variety of events. Check out the schedule below!

Setouchi Girl’s Theater: “The Story of Setouchi -Awashima Edition-“

The Story of Setouchi -Awashima ed.-

The Setouchi Girls’ Theater. Photo by Shintaro Miyawaki.


Tickets for this event are sold out, but will be sold at the door in the event of cancellations. Please check at Suda Port for information about ticket availability
As the home of Japan’s first maritime school, Awashima Island has a lot of stories to tell. Watch girls and women born and raised in the Setouchi perform the Story of Awashima Maritime School. For more information, visit the official Setouchi Triennale website.

Location: Suda Port ~ Awashima Maritime Museum
Dates: 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2 *Dates may be subject to change
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am, 12:15pm – 1:45pm *Sign-in begins 30 min. in advance at Suda Port
Admission: ¥3,000 at the door (¥2,800 for triennale passport holders)
¥1,500 for students high school and below (advance or at the door)
Children kindergarten and younger are free
Admission will be limited to 20 people each performance. Ticket price includes lunch
Draft/Composition:Fram Kitagawa
Directors: Satoka Ogaki & Mari Miyoshi
Performers: Girls and women born and raised in the Setouchi
Producer: Mari Miyoshi (Uchinku Plan)


Ca Trù, a Traditional Vietnamese Art


The Hai Phong Ca Trù Club


This event has ended. Thank you to everyone who came to see the performance!
Combining music with poetry, Ca trù is a traditional form of music from Vietnam that has been performed for over 1000 years. In 2009, UNESCO designated it an intangible cultural world heritage. Now, 10 years later, this emotionally-charged art form has come to Awashijma Island to celebrate the opening of the Triennale’s Fall season.
Click here to watch a documentary about Ca Trù on YouTube by the Vietnamese Institute for Musicology.


Missing Post Office

Missing Post Office
The Missing Post Office houses letters from around the world that can’t be delivered. Open hours are expanded for the duration of the 2019 Setouchi Triennale.
※The Missing Post Office is not a part of the 2019 Setouchi Triennale, but is maintained by Kagawa’s Prefectural Cooperative Enterprises.


Dates: Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays from 9:30am – 4:30pm *For information about dates outside of the Triennale, please consult this page for information.
Location:See on Google Maps


The Seed is a Ship Project (TANeFUNe)



This ship was designed with the philosophy that “a seed is like a ship that connects people, things, and places,” in mind. Climb aboard with captain Naoto Kita and find out this philosophy’s veracity for yourself!


Location: Leaves from the pier in front of Awashima Maritime Museum (Sign-up there as well)
Hours: TANeFUNe will operate as needed
Max Passengers: 4
Fare: :free


Project for the Museum of Seabed Inquiry Ship in Setouchi (Ototoimaru)


The Ototoimaru


Board the Ototoimaru, a floating art museum of treasures and artifacts recovered from the floor of the Seto Inland Sea.


Location: Leaves from the pier in front of Awashima Maritime Museum (Sign-up there as well)
Dates: Saturdays, Sundays, & holidays (Closed 10/5, 10/12, 10/19)
Hours: 11:30 am, 1:15 pm, 3:00 pm (each lasts about 30 minutes)
Max Passengers: 20
Fare: ¥1,000


Re-ing-A Workshop

nishihama beach

Nishihama Beach


Many objects wash ashore on Nishihama Beach. Where did these items come from? What happened while they were adrift? With these thoughts and these items, participants will come together to create a place of imaginings with Satsuki Imai and Eriko Shirota.


Location: Nishihama Beach
Dates: 9/28, 9/29, 11/2, 11/3, 11/4
Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (come and go as you please)
Entry: free
Visit the website for more information. (Japanese Only)