Umi no Mieru Cafe at Kurushima Strait (Ehime)
Dogo Onsen Main Bldg. (Ehime)
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter (Okayama)
Okayama Castle (Okayama)
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© “Red Pumpkin” ©Yayoi Kusama,2006 Naoshima Miyanoura Port Square
©Naoshima Pavilion Owner：Naoshima Town Architect：Sou Fujimoto Architects
Owned by Umi-Mori Art Museum
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