12 Oct 2022

Japanese yokai monsters march through Tāmaki Makaurau

From Nights, 9:30 pm on 12 October 2022

A congregation of weird and wonderful creatures are currently on display at the Central City Library in Auckland as part of an exhibition entitled Yokai Parade: Supernatural Monsters from Japan.

The exhibition introduces the audience to folkloric imaginary monsters known as yokai - which embody a culture that extends from Japan's ancient Edo period to the present day in various forms - picture scrolls, prints, movies, and toys.

Joining the show to tell us more about the exhibition - and yokai culture - is Auckland Council's Arts & Culture Programmer Annie Bradley and Dr Lawrence Marceau - a retired academic specialising in Japanese Art and Culture.

Head over here for more information around various events taking place as part of the exhibition.