‘Yellow Pumpkin’ By Yayoi Kasuma Swept Away By Typhoon

Videos show the pumpkin pushed out to shore as it helplessly tumbles along the waves.

The famous sculpture which has been at a pier in Kagawa prefecture since 1994 was blown away by Typhoon number 9 in Japan.

It was situated along the pier at Naoshima, Kagawa prefecture, and has been a tourist attraction since it was first installed in 1994. This coastal pumpkin measures 6 feet tall by 8 feet wide.

Yayoi Kasuma has made several pumpkin sculptures worth millions, with the record cost of one fetching $3.7 million.

The Naoshima pumpkin has, in the past, been relocated to protect it from adverse weather conditions. Although, this time around, workers managing the installation were taken by surprise.

The sculpture has been recovered and is now being housed at Benesse Art Site.

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