Sunday, October 27, 2019

Bussharito Festival Nov. 15, Shiraishi Island #japan #setonaikai

The days and nights are getting cooler on Shiraishi Island, so it's a great time to go hiking and experience panoramic views of the Seto Inland Sea. From the top of Shiraishi's 160 meter point, you can see both Honshu and Shikoku! Clear blue skies, plenty of "relax time" for reading, and the Bussharito Festival on the 15th (a Buddhist festival with a goma fire ceremony to mark the anniversary of the Thai-style temple) define November on the island.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Typhoon 19 (Hagibis) Update, Shiraishi Island, Japan

We ended the Moooo! Bar season with Typhoon 18 in September (no damage) but the beach bar will not be opening again until next summer. Now typhoon 19 is bearing down upon Japan, but thankfully this area has been spared. The ferries have stopped for today, Saturday, but hopefully will resume tomorrow.

The Shiraishi Island Fall Festival will go ahead as planned, taking place on Sunday, Oct. 13. Everyone is welcome!

If you're looking for something to read about Shiraishi Island, here is an article I wrote for Writer's in Kyoto website about the island's history through the eyes of one of its residents: Seto Naikai Reminiscence.

Friday, September 06, 2019

Moooo! Bar open this weekend on Shiraishi Island #setonaikai #beachbars #Japan

We've been watching Typhoon 15 and it looks like it will miss us completely--yay! The forecast is for sunny skies all weekend. The Moooo! Bar will be open!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Ferries up and running again to Shiraishi Island #japan #setonaikai #shiraishiisland

 We're happy to report there was no damage to Shiraishi Island due to Typhoon No. 10 
All ferries are up and running as normal. See you on the island!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Typhoon 10 weather update, Shiraishi Island

All ferries to Shiraishi Island have stopped on account of Typhoon 10, which is scheduled to pass through this area early Thursday afternoon. The Shiraishi Bon dance has been cancelled for Wednesday and Thursday, but no decision has been made yet for the last performance on Friday. Much depends on whether the ferries are up and running and the condition of the beach (where the performance is scheduled to take place).

We'll update the blog as soon as we hear anything. Until then, you can presume the ferries are not running.

Thank you for your patience.

Friday, August 02, 2019

Come out to Shiraishi Island for a weekend of fun and sun! #japan #setonaikai

Beach chairs at the Moooo! Bar and Calfe on the beach, Shiraishi Island, Japan

Wow, it's hot! And there's no better time than now to go to the beach. Relax with us and get in some island time...
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