Japan Today reported on Yayoi Kusama’s Yellow pumpkin today. The headline is a bit misleading as the pumpkin art was “washed away”. It wasn’t. It was blown off its moorings into the water and bounced around on the shore.

Whose to blame?

Well, no one probably. The pandemic over the past couple of years has caused all art museum staff to be dramatically reduced as tourism has gone flat as a pancake this year. Also, the timing of the typhoon was right on the weekend before many people are off for the next week due to the O-bon holiday. It is fortunate that the artwork was recovered without major damage and will be soon back on its dock staring out across the Seto Inland Sea in no time.

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