Naoshima - an art island full of outdoor sculpture and a renowned modern art museum made for the island by the Bennesse Corporation and numbering works by Jasper Johns, Cy Twombly and David Hockney amongst its exhibits.
As with all Koh Yoshida's choices for locations and venues for the Indefinable Cities works and artists, Uno and the Higashyima building which is the host for Hirofumi Suzuki's Diary of a Stranger are really appropriate.
There is undoubtedly something of the "outsider" about Hirofumi Suzuki - a prolific, almost obsessive compulsive drawer of his everyday. And Higashiyama - a 4 storey, derelict building gradually being restored to a new glory is a fitting venue for "Diary of a Stranger".
Hirofumi works instinctively - his rough but intricate drawings take him about 30 minutes at most, and it was unsurprising that a similar instinctiveness fuelled the hanging of his works. He leafed through hundreds of possibilities, like a whirlwind, making quick decisions about what he wanted to show, and once decided, the hang continued in what at first glance seemed like an ad hoc manner, but a couple of hours later, demonstrated a constructed sense - and sensibility for both the building and the works.
By the end of the day, over 180 drawings had been hung across 3 floors of Higayashima - leaving just a few more to add tomorrow ahead of an early evening opening.
The day ended with a nice group meal - gyozas all round plus some Jacob's ear mushrooms and Korean okonomiyaki.