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【Naoshima Hachiman Shrine】in Naoshima-chō, Kagawa pref.

【Naoshima Hachiman Shrine】 (Naoshima Hachimanjinja) 's deity are in the center of the main shrine, the Hachiman Great God (the 15th generation Ojintenno), Hondawakenomikoto, and in the west, the Gingogo, Okinagarashihimemikoto, in the east, Chuaitenno and Tarashnakatsuhikosumeramikoto.

The three gods who settle down to the shrine are collectively referred to as the "Hachiman Sansha Daijin".

In the precinct, there is Inari-jinja Shrine (Kabu-shinja) Ebisu-jinja Shrine (Ebisu-jinja) and also there are twosubordinate shrines, the "Gundoku Emperor Shrine" and the "Sumiyoshi Shrine".

Goou-jinja that has glass made stairs.

Naoshima (直島町 Naoshima-chō) is an island town administratively part of Kagawa District, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan located in the Seto Inland Sea. The administrative town is made up of 27 islands, of which Naoshima Island is the largest.

As of April 2017, the town has an estimated population of 3,117 and a density of 220 persons per km². The total area is 14.22 km².

Naoshima Island is known for its many contemporary art museums. For example, the Chichu Art Museum (literally, "in the earth") houses a number of site-specific installations by James Turrell, Walter De Maria, and paintings by Claude Monet. Designed by Tadao Ando, it is located on one of the highest points of the island, and various exhibits and facets of the museum's architecture take advantage of its commanding view. Another contemporary museum (and hotel) is Benesse House, also by Ando. Another is the Naoshima Fukutake Art Museum, with an outdoor sculpture garden, and a third is the James Bond museum, inspired by the island's use as one of the settings for the 2002 Bond novel The Man with the Red Tattoo by Raymond Benson.

The museums and beauty of the island draw many tourists, whose visits help support the local economy. However, it is Mitsubishi Materials, loosely affiliated with other Japanese companies of the Mitsubishi name, that dominates industry on the island, as Naoshima has been the site of massive refining by Mitsubishi since 1917.

Benesse Art Site Naoshima
Benesse Corporation (one of the largest education companies in Japan and based in Okayama) has directed the creation and operation of the island's museums and other projects since the late 1980s.

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IE (house) project

Chichu Art Museum

Chichu Art Museum was constructed in 2004 as a site rethinking the relationship between nature and people. The museum was built mostly underground to avoid affecting the beautiful natural scenery of the Seto Inland sea. Artworks by Claude Monet, James Turrell, and Walter De Maria are on permanent display in this building designed by Tadao Ando. Despite being primarily subterranean, the museum lets in an abundance of natural light that changes the appearance of the artworks and the ambience of the space itself with the passage of time, throughout the day and all along the four seasons of the year.
Taking form as the artists and architect bounced ideas off each other, the museum in its entirety can be seen as a very large site-specific artwork.

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