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'Yōkai: Scenes of the Supernatural in Japanese Woodblock Prints'

Presented by Asia Society Texas Center at Asia Society Texas Center, Houston TX

Sep 30 2022
Dec 17 2022
'Yōkai: Scenes of the Supernatural in Japanese Woodblock Prints'

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‘Yōkai: Scenes of the Supernatural in Japanese Woodblock Prints’ brings together the art of Japan in this exhibition with over 80 works, featuring Edo period woodblock prints as well as printed books (e-hon) spanning over 250 years.

Yōkai are mysterious phenomena and bizarre creatures that have inhabited Japan’s landscapes, homes, folklore, and imagination for centuries. At times, yōkai refers to the appearance of benign spirits, and other times to evil entities, ranging from shape-shifting animals to vengeful ghosts. They also include tales of transformed humans, gods, demons, goblins, monsters, and unexplainable events.

Many of these supernatural creatures and their activities have been described in folklore, legends, and historical texts, influencing paintings, theater, and even modern pop culture. On loan from

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Admission is free for members, $5 for students and seniors with I.D., and $8 for nonmembers.

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Additional time info:

On 9/30/2022, the opening day will have an opening reception: 5:30 p.m. for patrons and 6:30 p.m. for the general public and audience.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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1370 Southmore Blvd., Houston, TX 77004


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