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Yōkai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan

On display through Aug 31, 2022 at the Museum of International Folk Art

The exhibition, Yōkai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan is on display through January 16, 2022. Special exhibition highlights include: narrative arts such as Edo period scroll paintings and woodblock prints; contemporary folk art that depicts yōkai and illustrates their eerie tales; ghost and demon characters from classical noh and kabuki performances; and special festival events. Toys, games, comic books, and anime connect the past to the present, and the classical to the popular in terms of visual arts and culture. In addition to participatory gallery crafts, the exhibition includes an immersive, family-friendly obake yashiki (a Japanese “monster house”), a popular form of entertainment in Japanese amusement parks.

 

ONLINE RESOURCES:

 

VIEW THE MUSEUM YŌKAI COLLECTION:

http://collection.internationalfolkart.org/collections/24685/yokai-exhibit

 

WATCH AND LISTEN TO JAPANESE GHOST STORIES:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-Dx1Qh-1tenHeAG66Pv_QEwgLVP3l3jI

 

READ THE ARTICLE, "Supernatural: Get spooked by the history and pop culture of Japanese yōkaI" by Julia Goldberg, in El Palacio Magazine:

http://www.elpalacio.org/2020/01/supernatural/

 

VISIT OUR OTHER ONLINE RESOURCES:

 http://moifa.org/visit/online.html

Also on exhibit at the Museum of International Folk Art


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