Fukutake House

Fukutake House was launched in 2013 as a project to connect the Fukuda community in Shodoshima with many areas of Asia. The project is based on around the Fukutake House, renovated from former Shodoshima Fukuda Elementary School, includes Asia Gallery the art exhibition space, as well as the Fukuda Asian Diner, where serves a variety of Asian dishes prepared by the local Fukuda community. The Asia Art Platform provides a stage for the Fukuda community and our partners across Asia to deepen our mutual understanding through various activities. This year, we are developing the "Fukutake House Fūdo Laboratory" by gathering and preserving local cultures to revitalize the community. We practice the work that art had from ancient times which connects people to the local, people to people in the frame of community that has been refined by regionality and time, and think of what is being lost by the modernization such as overemphasis in the city in touch through Asian sea as a media.

Hours & Admission

Asia Gallery

Dates :
September 19th - November 3rd, 2020
Hours :
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Last admittance 4:30 p.m.)
Admission :
* free for children 15 and under
Tel :

* Fukuda Asian Diner is currently closed.


Asia Gallery

The Sceneries and Portraits of the Eras+++
— Featuring the Asia Collection of Benesse Art Site Naoshima

The Fukutake House Asia Gallery will hold an exhibition titled "The Sceneries and Portraits of the Eras+++", featuring works from the exhibition in 2020 with a few additions.
Benesse Art Site Naoshima has had a great interest on Asian art since its early days, including inviting the Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang, who was the winner of the 1st Benesse Prize in 1995, to complete his work Cultural Melting Bath: Project for Naoshima(1998). We have shifted the stage for the Benesse Prize to the Singapore Biennale in 2016, and engaged in extensive interaction with Asian artists and collection of their works.
This exhibition features the photographs by Amanda Heng, the winner of the 12th Benesse Prize, as well as a selection of the key works that have rarely been showcased hitherto from the collection of Benesse Art Site Naoshima. These works invite viewers to consider the currents of the different eras and their transformations, including those that reflect the unique milieu of particular social eras such as "the 1970s", "the bubble economy", "the scrap & build urbanization culture", etc., as well as more personal experiences of these times, works that allude to intergenerational differences, and those that attempt to express a traditional and universal spirit through the latest technologies and materials. In addition, the exhibition focuses on probing the relationship between the individual and the society as well as their aesthetic possibilities through foregrounding the singular existence of the individual amidst larger currents of the times via unique representations of the artist's own body.
Since COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, we have been able to open the gallery for a limited time. So that for this re-opening, the exhibition is reconfigured and enhanced by exhibiting new works by Ishu Han at the occasion of Setouchi Triennale 2022. We hope that by looking at the works through the keywords of different “eras” or “an individual and society/environment”, visitors can have an opportunity to reconsider the modern society we live in, the natural environment, human lives, as well as the guiding philosophy of Benesse Art Site Naoshima of “Well-Bing”.

Organized by: Fukutake Foundation
Cooperation from: Benesse Holdings, Inc., Shodoshima town, Fukuda Residents’ Association
Curated by: Akiko Miki

Artists( Alphabetical order )

Amanda Heng, Chim↑Pom from Smappa!Group, Ishu Han, Hilmy P. Soepadmo, indieguerillas, Kanchana Gupta, Aki Kondo, Mariko Mori, Yasumasa Morimura, Pannaphan Yodmanee, Zulkifle Mahmod



Exhibition Scenery


Ishu Han Birdcages to snuggle up each other , 2022


Zulkifle Mahmod SONICreflection, 2016


Yasumasa Morimura A Requiem: MISHIMA, 1970.11.25-2006.4.6, 2006

Asia Art Platform 2022

Asia Art Platform 2022 Communal Spirits

A key feature of the cooperative exhibit is the differing backgrounds and histories of each partner transcending organizational boundaries; we met online starting in the planning stages to create an exchange by assigning roles and building a structure for the implementation of the project. Under the project direction of Fram Kitagawa, we welcomed Lyno Vuth, our partner from Cambodia, as the project curator, and gathered five sets of vibrant art pieces under Lyno's theme of Communal Spirits.

Asia Art Platform 2022 "Communal Spirits"


Facilities and Services

For handicapped visitors

Due to characteristics of facility, some places are not accessible for visitors with disabilities and special needs.
We ask for your understanding.
We will support you as much as possible when you visit us, so please contact and discuss directly with our facilities.

(2)About lending wheelchairs, etc.
・Wheelchairs: Not available.
・Writing tools: Available.
・Multi-purpose toilets: Not available.
・You may enter our facilities with a service dog, a seeing eye dog, and/or a hearing assistance dog.

  • ・There is no group rate. No discount nor free admission is offered to guests with Disability Certificates (Physical Disability Certificates, Rehabilitation Certificates, or Mental Disability Certificates).
  • ・Credit cards are not accepted.