Yayoi Kusama’s Yellow Pumpkin washed away during typhoon in Japan

Originally published on Sora News by Oona McGee

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Naoshima’s famous art installation badly damaged after unexpected journey out to sea.

On Sunday night, Typhoon Lupit made landfall on Japan’s southwestern island of Kyushu, moving in a northeasterly direction over the Seto Inland Sea, bringing strong winds and heavy downpours to the region that lasted through to Monday evening.

One of the small islands in the Seto Inland Sea, Naoshima, suffered particularly extreme weather conditions as the typhoon passed through.

Naoshima is located in Kagawa Prefecture.

Also known as “Art Island” due to its many galleries and art installations, Naoshima is perhaps most famous for being home to the

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