The Setouchi Triennaleis a contemporary art festival that takes place on multiple islands of the Seto Inland Sea. This art festival will be held in three sessions so that you can enjoy the charms of the area’s changing seasons.
Spring | Mar.20 – Apr. 21 Summer | Jul. 20 – Sep. 1 Autumn | Oct. 5 – Nov. 4
Celebrating our 50 year relationship in 2011/12
Takamatsu is the capital city of Kagawa Prefecture on the island of Shikoku in Japan. It is located on the northern border of Shikoku and faces the Seto Inland Sea.
The city has an estimated population of 426,514 with a population density of 1137 persons per square kilometer.
Takamatsu is blessed with a mild climate and scenic beauty. To the north, the city faces the island-studded Seto Inland Sea designated as a National Park, and to the south, the Sanuki Mountain Range.
The History of the Sister City Affiliation between
Takamatsu and St. Petersburg
Going back a bit further, the U.S. sister city program was initiated in 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who proposed a system of people-to-people citizen diplomacy. On December 7, 1955, the first sister city relationship between cities in the U.S. and Japan was established. Those pioneer cities are the City of St. Paul, Minnesota and the City of Nagasaki. After that, cities across Japan began to search for sister cities of their own in the U.S. and the rest of the world. In 1959, the City of Takamatsu eagerly joined the search.
The student exchange program supports the initial goal of Takamatsu's quest for a sister city: providing opportunities to study abroad and making dreams come true for the young people of Takamatsu and St. Petersburg.