Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero Central City Library proudly presents:
‘Yokai Parade: Supernatural Monsters from Japan’ exhibition, in collaboration with the Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland and the Japan Foundation from 29 September to 06 November 2022.
Before and after visiting the exhibition, how about learning more about Yokai culture and supernatural Aotearoa?
Yokai Talks - a series of exciting and informative talks presented by experts between 1 and 21 October.
Talk 1: Mark Wallbank – Founder of Haunted Auckland
Talk 2: Author Scott Bainbridge – Maeroero - Giants and Monsters of the New Zealand Forest
Talk 3: Researcher Fiona McConnell – Creating Yokai Culture: Toriyama Sekien Night Procession of One Hundred Demons
Talk 4: Writer Dan Taipua -To Be Pacific: Cultural Connections to Yokai
Talk 5: Writer Dan Taipua - My Favourite Monsters: Yokai in Toys, Games and Cartoons
Talk 6: Auckland Art Gallery Senior Curator Sophie Matthiesson – Hokusai and the Art of Edo Japan
Talk 7: Central City Library Jonny Smith - Ringu and the J-Horror Revolution