Typhoon damages pumpkin sculpture in Japan

Typhoon damages pumpkin sculpture in Japan

A typhoon packing winds as high as 78 mph swept away a yellow, polka-dot pumpkin sculpture by artist Yayoi Kusama from its perch on the tip of the Japanese island of Naoshima on Monday. The highly recognizable artwork and tourist attraction suffered unspecified damage from the storm and was recovered, the Benesse Art Site, where the pumpkin was exhibited, said on Twitter. It was not immediately known when the artwork would be displayed again. A video circulating on social media showed violent waves thrashing the pumpkin about like an enormous and beautiful seashell, revealing its hollow innards. Staff members at Benesse Art Site usually haul away the artwork before typhoons, but they did not reach it in time. One man was missing after the storm made landfall, according to local reports. The pumpkin, which is about 6 feet 7 inches tall and 8 feet 4 inches wide
A typhoon packing winds as high as 78 mph swept away a yellow, polka-dot pumpkin sculpture by artist Yayoi Kusama from its perch on the tip of the Japanese island of Naoshima on Monday. The highly recognizable artwork and tourist attraction suffered unspecified damage from the storm and was recovered, the Benesse Art Site, where the pumpkin was exhibited, said on Twitter. It was not immediately known when the artwork would be displayed again. A video circulating on social media showed violent waves thrashing the pumpkin about like an enormous and beautiful seashell, revealing its hollow innards. Staff members at Benesse Art Site usually haul away the artwork before typhoons, but they did not reach it in time. One man was missing after the storm made landfall, according to local reports. The pumpkin, which is about 6 feet 7 inches tall and 8 feet 4 inches wide