. Colossal calamari sculpture causes kerfuffle in Japan « JO LEE MAGAZINE

The Art News Paper – The coastal Japanese town of Noto in the Ishikawa Prefecture is being criticised for spending 30 million yen—roughly $274,000—of the $7.3m in Covid-19 stimulus relief money it was awarded by the central government to build a statue of a giant squid. Local officials have said that the monumental cephalopod, which is nearly 30 feet long and 13 feet tall, is part of a long-term strategy to boost tourism to the area. But according to the newspaper Chunichi Shimbun, a group of concerned citizens had filed a petition that garnered almost 2,000 signatures against project, saying there were better uses for the funds, “such as support for medical staff”.

Interesting News at The Art News Paper

World on the Run | Jo Lee Magazine

Comments are closed.