It is four meters high, nine meters long and bright pink.
A new work of art has now been unveiled at the port of Noto in Japan.
The news agency writes that when they received corona support from the government, they chose to spend some money in a somewhat unusual way. Reuters.
They built a huge statue of an octopus to show and promote the squid dish, one of the traditional dishes from the area.
Two million kroner
Reuters writes that the city council was given about 800 million Japanese yen, which equates to about 60 million kroner from the government. Of which, approx. 25 million yen for squid construction, which is less than two million yen.
Notto City Council says this is part of a long-term strategy to promote local food and culture.
Construction of the artwork began in October.
The crisis package is to stimulate the local economy and secure jobs.
The fourth wave
Japan is now in the fourth wave of corona epidemic. The epidemic has hit the Japanese economy hard, and like many other places, the tourism economy in particular could be affected.
The fishing village of Noto has some cases of infection now registered, but has been severely affected by the missing tourists. This is what the octopus will help with when the borders reopen, he writes BBC.