Sunset at the yellow pumpkin (Photo: Peter Sidell)

Outdoor Art on Naoshima

Sculptures, stone and colorful pumpkins

Peter Sidell   - 1 min read

Naoshima in the Inland Sea is known as 'Benesse Art Island', and attracts a lot of visitors to its high-end museums. However, at a number of sites across the island there's a diverse range of art which can be enjoyed in the open air. At the seashore on opposite sides of the island there are a couple of Yayoi Kusama's large, colorful pumpkins, while in other places there are a variety of sculptures, and a Chinese-style rock garden.

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Peter Sidell

Peter Sidell @peter.sidell

I came to Japan from Manchester, England in 2003, and have travelled a lot since then, around Japan and in Asia. When I'm not working, I write satire and perform stand-up comedy in and around Tokyo. Check YouTube for a taste.