Every so often in Japan you stumble upon little havens of hospitality and taste. You feel like entering somebody’s living room and then you get served a drink or a bite. A short stroll from Ieura port on Teshima Island in the Seto Inland Sea you will find a big bush. Behind that lies Teshima no Mado (てしまのまど, “Teshima window”). It’s a small place with limited capacities, and that’s all the better.
Be sure to stay for a relaxed lunch with plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere. All the dishes are homemade and offer a dash of the sea with a twist of the fields. Especially to be mentioned are the different types and flavors of bread. For optional bonus time sip a slow dripped roast before continuing your roundtrip of the island artwork.
When you look around the room you will discover all sorts of interesting objects. For example the Freitag V30 Skid basic module, which is the foundation of the award-winning Freitag shelf system designed and developed by Swiss designer Colin Schaelli. But also some relicts of the past are spread out on the walls, nourishing one’s curiosity about this location and it’s ongoing engagement in the Teshima community. A great, critical resource for more information and opinion is the Setouchi Explorer blog.
This post is part of a series aside of the Setouchi Triennale 2016 artfest.
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