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The grass has died, but the
charm has burgeoned.
Tabira is an established eco-tourism/guide company on Yakushima that recently built a lovely gallery on their premises. It consists of a single minimalist room with a loft and soft, warm lighting. Entrance is free and exhibits—usually the works of a photographer or painter who was inspired by Yakushima—change several times a year, which makes it popular among the locals. I think my favorite past exhibition was by the photographer, Shigeo Horie. However, it is usually empty, and you can take off your shoes, walk up to the loft, and enjoy quiet solicitude with the artwork.
|This month is works by Shoko Mukai, a local artist|
who uses the island's volcanic ash and iron sand to express
the spiritual side of island life.
Location: Koseda 815-31. Just north of the airport beyond the Italian restaurant, Il Mare. (30.3845,130.6578)
Hours: 10:00am to 18:00pm*
Hours are subject to change, so please call the gallery or check ahead.