An old wooden one-story elementary school stands by the sea, on a tiny island in the Seto Inland Sea.

The three small buildings, built in the Meiji era, have not been used as an elementary school for a long time now, although they had been used for school camps later on. Now abandoned, a huge camphor tree remains, letting us imagine the days of how it used to be with school children.

A traditional Japanese residence also stands within the same grounds, with remnants of a Japanese garden. It used to be the house of the family who built the school. From the garden, a magnificent view of the sea and mountains spreads out before your eyes.

I hope to help this place become a wonderful travel destination. As the garden will be borrowing the scenery of the mountains and the sea, I named it the Shakkei Island, or Island of Borrowed Scenery.