Hello again,

I just want to share with you a quick note here about the ongoing Setouchi Art Festival.

The other day, my wife and I were downtown having lunch, and we saw THIS:


From a distance we had no idea what it was. Was it a giant sea urchin? Was it a space coconut that landed on the beach? Was is some kind of creature that came from the depths of the earth?

Whatever it was, it looked pretty cool. Then we checked out the sign that gave us some info about the work of art, and the artist:


Okay, so that did not clear it up. But I thought that it was interesting. I have to admit, I am not particularly artistic myself. I mean, I love art, and I enjoy looking at art and going to galleries. But I cannot say that I KNOW art. I just know what I like. And I kind of like this.

The other week we could also check out a Picasso exhibit that came to Takamatsu. That was unbelievable. There were about 15o pieces made by the master himself, including a bunch of sculptures, work on bronze plates, ceramics, and of course painting and drawings. One of my daughters wants to be a designer and she took along a sketch book to draw the things that inspired her.

Next stop is the Escher exhibit which is in Takamatsu for a few more weeks. We need to catch that one before it is gone! In the meantime, come on down to Sunny Kagawa, where the art is funky, the weather warm, and the people are kind and love udon.