A long time ago I saw this polka dot designed Pumpkin sculpture facing the sea.
Later I learned that it was a work by Yayoi Kusama located in the island of Naoshima.
Last year S and I found a package tour including a round trip ticket using the Kodama Shinkansen and a ticket pass all around Okayama for two days. It also included a one night stay at a hotel in Okayama.
The weather was not that cooperative bu t we still had a good day.
As soon get to the island, you can immediately see the red polka dot pumpkin sculpture. It’s hollow inside , so you can actually get it. No entrance or what not so take your time and as much picture as you want 😀
Exploring the island by bicycle would have been great but with a baby and rain, we decided to take one of these polka dot design buses. The buses were bound for the Museum entrance. Which is actually the same area where the yellow polka dot pumpkin that I’ve been meaning to see. From there, you can switch to the free museum shuttle which can take you to Benesse Museum, Chihu Art Museum and etc.
We also visited Benesse Art House , which is both a museum and hotel (I will write a separate post about it. )
It was unfortunate that we were not able to visit some of the cafe nearby and relax or visit the rest of the museums but I met Yellow Pumpkin so I’m happy.
Who knows, maybe I can go back again.