This morning I took a super speedy Shinkansen train ride from Beppu to Matsuyama. Anyone that knows their Japan geography would ask, 'But why?!?'...True, it is much quicker to hop on a fairy just across the Sea of Iyo, but I thought I would make the most of my 3 week unlimited Japan Rail Pass. And glad I did! On the way I passed this crazy seaside city. At first I thought I was daydreaming of an imaginative Archigram or Super Studio project...but no, this was for real!