Friday, October 02, 2015

Moooo! Bar closed till spring 2016

The Moooo! Bar is closed for the season--thanks everyone for a mooin' 2015! The island will still be accepting guests (year-round) but only at the Shiraishi International Villa. For reservations, please contact them directly. 

We'll start taking 2016 reservations from this site for the villa and other accommodations again starting April 1, 2016. 

We'll open the Moooo! Bar again for Golden Week (the beginning of May) and we'll be holding the Shiraishi Run with Kobo Daishi 10 km Trail Race on May 6. 

Have a great winter and we hope to see you on the island in 2016!!


Sunday, September 20, 2015

Art Bridge exhibitions on Shiraishi Island: Shiraishi Island in 1965 #setonaikai #japan

Art Bridge exhibitions on Shiraishi Island this week! Today I'll introduce you to Mr. Shimizu's work. He has recreated the Seto Inland Sea inside a house. This exhibit focuses on letters written by those who had left Shiraishi Island after WWII to find work on the mainland. The missives talk about their experiences leaving behind family and friends and the island life for one economic opportunity in the big cities such as Tokyo and Osaka.

His exhibit, like the others, takes place in an old Japanese house on Shiraishi Island.

Here, he has recreated the Seto Inland Sea inside!

 Little boats!

A different perspective

Every child's dream--to sail across the living room... a tiny hand-carved wooden boat!

Come on out to Shiraishi Island in Okayama Prefecture this week to see the art exhibitions up close!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

"Art Bridge" exhibits on Shiraishi Island this week! #setonaikai #art #japan

We have art exhibits on Shiraishi Island this week! You can walk around the island following the map that takes you to the 3 venues, all of them in old historic Japanese houses. The first stop is Matsuura-tei a house on the port (pictured below). I'll be posting a different art project each day. Of course, these are just teasers of the exhibits--you have to come out to see the real thing! Now until Sunday, Sept. 27.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Moooo! Bar open for Silver Week Shiraishi Island, #japan

The Moooo! Bar will be open starting today through Wednesday Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to sunset. Happy Silver Week!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Silver Week, Sept. 19-23 Shiraishi Island, #japan

Last night's sunset, Shiraishi Island

Silver Week is almost upon us and we have lots to offer here on Shiraishi Island. Besides the usual beach, beach bar and awesome sunsets, we have three art exhibits going on. I'll post a little more on the art exhibits in my next post but right now I wanted to bring you up on vacancy details, as I've been getting lots of inquiries lately.

Shiraishi International Villa is full Sept. 20 and 22, but still has rooms available on the other nights.
Amagiso Ryokan and Minshuku has rooms available on all nights, at the moment.

All other accommodation is completely booked.

If you'd like to come out to the island, you can either camp on the beach (free) or stay at either Amagiso or the International Villa. Just email us for reservations at shiraishireservations at yahoo dot com.

See you on the island!

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

The Moooo! Bar in September, Shiraishi Island, #Japan

Now that we're into September, the Moooo! Bar is only open on Sundays and for the Silver Week holiday from Sept. 19-23. During Silver Week Art Bridge will be hosting three art exhibits on Shiraishi Island and we'll be hosting one of them at the Moooo! Bar, so keep your eyes on the blog for a post about that soon!

September is a great time to visit the island!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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