An abandoned factory building, now maintained as part of the Seirensho Art Museum campus. Photo by the author.

This article is part of a series on the “art islands” in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea. Read the first installment here.

Of the thousands of islands in the Seto Inland Sea, a few are vast landscapes of green, punctuated by cities, rivers, and farmland. However, the great majority are little more than forested rocks sticking up from the waves. Inujima is one of those. But the story of this little island is epic, Inujima having…