Japan Foundation Travelling Exhibition Yokai Parade - Supernatural Monsters from Japan (29/9 – 6/11/2022)

The Consulate-General of Japan held the Japan Foundation Travelling Exhibition “Yokai Parade – Supernatural Monsters from Japan” at Auckland Central City Library from September 29 to October 6, in collaboration with Auckland City Council, Auckland Central City Library and the Japan Foundation.
This exhibition was spread over 3 floors of the Auckland Central City library and included displays, video screenings and related books and reading materials.
The opening ceremony was attended by many guests including Auckland Councillor Alf Filipaina.
A large number of related events were also organized in conjunction with the exhibition at Auckland Central Library: Taiko drumming, Japanese Calligraphy performance, a collaboration of Rakugo (story telling) and Tsugaru Shamisen, as well as youth events such as a contest to design an original Yokai, and a number of talks from experts on Yokai related topics.
For more information about the exhibition please see here.

Exhibition Venue (Photos provided by Auckland Central City Library)

Opening Event

Consul-General HAMADA Shinichi gives a speech Auckland Councillor Alf Filipaina Event venue

Japanese Cultural Events

A Collaboration of Japanese Calligrapher Ms Rie Shibasaki and Taiko drumming group Kumo Taiko Haere Mai Taiko
A Collaboration of English Ragugo performer Mr Eishi Kanariya and Tsugaru Shamisen player Ms Sayuri Ichiba A Contest to design an original Yokai