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Enjoy modern art and nature in Nagi town

Nagi town is well known for a museum, 'Nagi Museum of Contemporary Art (Nagi MOCA)', but the town also has other fascinating tourist sites.

I reckon Nagi town has a tremendous appeal especially for nature lovers
Because, visitors can enjoy various outdoor activities such as hiking, climbing or bird watching, etc. 

This time, we visit Nagi Museum of Contemporary Art, a majestic tree which is over 900years old, and a museum of rare fossils

We headed for Nagi Museum of Contemporary Art.
It took about 2hours by car from the centre of Okayama City.
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                                                                                                                     ©Hareranman Okayama tabi net
This structure is designed by world-famous architect, Arata Isozaki.
It’s planned to fit three installations which are exhibited in the museum.
So, we could say it’s a part of art.

By the way, what’s that cylindrical building on the right side...


This is the first room ‘Daichi (the earth) which has the work of Aiko Miyawaki,
'Utsurohi'.
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                                                                                                                                              ©Nagi Museum of Contemporary Art

I saw the wire nodding in the air.
I got an impression that it shows the energy of Nature, the air, sunshine, every plants and animals.


This is the view from the museum café
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                                                                                                             © Nagi Museum of Contemporary Art
Can you see the mountain (Mt.Nagi) over there
It's also a part of the work, actually



We found a small room that leads to the room 'Taiyo (the sun)'.
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I felt a bit dizzy because of the maze drawn on the floor and the ceiling
Furthermore, the wall is covered loads of photos which are taken by the locals
 
The black object in the middle is the stairs.
Why don’t we go up


A spacious room filled with the light appeared
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This art work is ‘UBIQUITOUS SITE , NAGI'S RYOANJI , Architectural Body’ by Shusaku Arakawa and Madeline Gins.

I got it The cylindrical building I saw was this room


I don’t know why, but a seesaw and a horizontal bar are set on the floor...


Besides, the rock garden of Ryoanji temple (in Kyoto) is displayed on the wall.
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I tried to climb the curved wall, however, it was too steep to go up
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I chilled out for a while on the bench

If you look up, you’ll see another bench and seesaw, it’s like the reflection.
I really enjoyed this unusual experience



This room is named ‘the moon’.

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It has a work of Kazuo Okazaki ‘HISASHI – that which supplements’.
The room goes round in a gentle curve. Here’s a place to be relaxed.

The room has a secret
On August 15th according to the lunar calendar, the moon light comes in through the window, and the light illuminates the white wall

It sounds romantic

Nagi Museum of Contemporary Art (Nagi MOCA)
Address: 441 Toyosawa, Nagi Town
Tel: 0868-36-5811
Opening Time: 9:30-17:00
Close: Mondays, the next day of the holiday
Admission: adults 700yen



Next, we visited ‘Nagi sanrei Yamano eki’ which has a restaurant and a shop.
It’s located the foot of Mt.Nagi. A ten-minute drive from the museum
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There are some cottages for guests, you can rest or stay there if you like (booking needed).
They look lovely
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Here’s a shop where you can buy local products.
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I highly recommend you to try the bread made of local rice.
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The rice powder is added to the dough, and it makes the bread stretchy and springy.
It tastes really good


This one is also my favorite, chiffon cakes (600yen) made of rice.
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Nagisanrei Yamano eki

Address: 591-1Koen, Nagi town
Tel: 0868-36-8080
Opening Time: 9:30-18:00(April-November) 
                           9:30-17:00(December-March)
Close: Monday (opens if it’s the holiday)
Price: an overnight stay at cottage 10000yen/2poeople 
           additional fee 1500yen /a person (in case of more than 3people) 
     

That’s all for today
I’ll tell you about an aged big tree, and a museum of fossils





A: Nagi Museum of Contemporary Art (Nagi MOCA)      B: Nagisanrei Yamano eki



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