Yōkai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan
Museum of International Folk Art
Dec 8, 2019 through Aug 31, 2022


Yōkai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan

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

For more information, contact Felicia Katz-Harris at 505-476-1221 or felicia.katz-harris@state.nm.us


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'White Hannya' Nōh Mask
'Yugao' from The Tale Of Genji. Woodblock print from the series, One Hundred Aspects of the Moon.
Tengu Toy Figures (Kokeshi)
Netsuke in the form of a Demon
“Actor Onoe Waichi II as a Tôfu Boy and a One-Legged Ghost, from the series Magic Lantern Slides in a Dance of Seven Changes.” Woodblock Print
Namahage festival costume
Ema (votive offering) with image of an Oni
Boy’s Miyamairi Ceremonial Kimono with Depictions of Momotaro and Defeated Demons


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