Junya Kōno is a yōkai scholar and artist. He teaches Yōkai Tourism at Kyoto’s Saga University of the Arts. In 2008, Kōno founded the yōkai student art collective Hyakuyōbako (Box of 100 Yōkai), and has since organized yōkai-themed events in Kyoto, such as Ichijō Hyakki Yagyō, an annual yōkai costume parade that emulates the famous Hyakki Yagyō emaki (Night Parade of One Hundred Demons scroll painting). In 2018, Kōno began working as a collaborator on MOIFA’s exhibition, Yokai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan.
Misaki Yasaka is an artist, a member of the Hyakuyōbako, (Box of 100 Yōkai) , and and a recent graduate of Kyoto’s Saga University of the Arts. She collaborates with Kōno to create yōkai-themed events in Kyoto and and performs as a yōkai at haunted spaces. She has exhibited her artwork in Japan and currently in MOIFA’s exhibition, Yokai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan. She is also featured in the exhibition’s immersive Japanese ghost house performing traditional Japanese ghost stories.