“Yokai: Iconography of the Fantastical. The Night Parade of One Hundred Demons as the Source of Supernatural Imagery in Japan” An exhibition commemorating the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Spain to be held in Madrid

image of logoThe Japan Foundation is proud to commemorate the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Spain with the holding of the exhibition “Yokai: Iconography of the Fantastical. The Night Parade of One Hundred Demons as the Source of Supernatural Imagery in Japan” at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando.
The exhibition will display picture scrolls, ukiyo-e prints, kimono, obi sash belts, netsuke miniature sculptures, inro small portable cases, weaponry, pottery and other items from the former yokai collection of Koichi Yumoto (now the collection of the City of Miyoshi, Hiroshima Prefecture).
Yokai emerged from the powers of rich imaginations. Through the myriad of objects on which they were depicted, we aim to present a wide range of Japanese culture.

Image of Night Parade of One Hundred Demons Picture Scroll (detail)
Night Parade of One Hundred Demons Picture Scroll (detail), collection of Miyoshi City

About the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando

Since its founding in 1752 by Ferdinand VI, the academy has played an important role in art education. Francisco de Goya was once one of the academy’s directors, and its alumni include Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali.

Outline

The 150th Anniversary of Japan-Spain Diplomatic Relations
Yokai: Iconography of the Fantastical. The Night Parade of One Hundred Demons as the Source of Supernatural Imagery in Japan
Dates Tuesday, July 17-Sunday, September 23, 2018
Opening hours Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00-14:00, 18:00-21:00
Sundays and National Holidays: 10:00-14:00
Monday: Closed
Admission Free

*For the preservation of the works, a portion of the items on display will be rotated on August 21.

Venue
Organizers The Japan Foundation, Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
Curators Koichi Yumoto, Daniel Sastre de la Vega (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
In cooperation with Miyoshi City (Hiroshima Prefecture) Logo of Miyoshi City
Supported by Toshiba International Foundation Logo of TOSHIBA
Exhibition design
  • Photo of Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
  • Photo of exhibition 1
  • Photo of exhibition 2

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