Yokai Wonderland

Yokai Wonderland : More from YUMOTO Koichi Collection: Supernatural Beings in Japanese Art

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Yokai are a class of supernatural monsters in Japanese folklore. In the Edo period (1603-1868), many artists, such as Hokusai Katsushika or Kuniyoshi Utagawa, created works featuring yokai that were inspired by folklore or their own imaginations.

Yokai Wonderland contains many art works of Japanese yokai from the Edo period to today and includes not only paintings but also woodblock prints, scrolls, ceramics, kimonos, wooden sculptures, magazines, toys for children, such as board games, and more.

This is the second series from the Yokai Museum and showcases a new collection of works, including never-before-seen works. All of the works featured in this book are from the personal collection of Koichi Yumoto, who will be opening the Yokai Museum in Hiroshima in 2018. Yumoto's own commentary on the works and the history of yokai are also included.

This book will certainly appeal to Japanese art lovers, fans of yokai and also to those who are new to these fascinating supernatural creatures. It is also a valuable reference and source of inspiration for designers and illustrators.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 182 x 257 x 17.78mm | 589.67g
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • English
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • Full colour photography throughout
  • 4756249736
  • 9784756249739
  • 260,544

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"A Breathtakingly Beautiful and comprehensive collection of Japanese art featuring Yokai, the monsters of Japanese folklore."--Fashion Maniac
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About Koichi Yomoto

Koichi Yumoto (b.1950) is a collector and researcher of yokai art and former curatorial director of the Kawasaki City Museum. About the YUMOTO Koichi Collection The largest personal collection of yokai art in Japan: around 3,000 works which range from the Edo period to the present day. These include painting, woodbock prints, scrolls, ceramics, kimonos, wooden sculptures, magazines, children's toys, board games, and more. The collection is housed in The Miyoshi Mononoke Museum, or formally the Yumoto Koichi Memorial Japan Yokai Museum, in Miyoshi city, Hiroshima Prefecture, which opened in 2019.
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