“Yokai” describes an extraordinary phenomenon or nasty monster which cannot be understood by human beings.
It is feared because it frightens people, runs amok and causes disasters. Sometimes, “Yokai” is considered to be God’s double, neither good nor bad, and is passed down from generation to generation, mentioned in folklore, or appears in comics.
It’s a familiar symbol of summer which is well-known to Japanese people.
Please enjoy the works on display which reveal this mysterious entity normally invisible to human eyes.
Date: June 3 (Mon.) – September 1, 2013 (Sun.)
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Place: 25F Atrium
Fare: Admission Free
[Cooperation] Hagurodo, Shinobazu Gallery
[Produced by] creative unit moon
[Video Production] antymark
I pictured a fleeting image of a woman like fine bubbles which burst in the air.
In these bubbles which cool the heat of summer, I combined aromatic fragrances.
“Bubbles” from the Edo Period is a summer poem also found in Kabuki or Joryori.
Please savor the fragrance of the bubbles as they burst, in this refreshing cocktail.
The fragrance of spicy cloves and refreshing rosemary, a summer day which you have forgotten is revived;
a female figure, wearing the elegant fragrance of neroli and citrus, is awakened like a fleeting bubble in one`s memory,
while frankincense calms the mind, the blue of yarrow protects the soul, and colors deepen the background.
For a magic moment, please enjoy the aroma when the bubbles burst,
a refreshing world of cocktails that invite a cool breeze to blow in the mind.
Period: 2013. 6/3 (Mon) – 9/1 (Sun)
1,500yen (tax and service charge included)
Now, conger pike is in season. We invite you to savor the delights of the head chef which can only be enjoyed at this time of year.
* Included in the “kaiseki” lunch and dinner course.
2,079 yen(tax and service charge included)
Period: 7/1 (Mon) – 7/31 (Wed)
Offered as an hors d’oeuvre in the “Dinner” course for 8,700 yen and 11,500 yen (tax and service charge included)
Period:2013. 7/1 (Mon) – 7/31 (Wed)
This special dessert on the theme of the Exhibition is served with coffee or tea.
1,800 yen (tax and service charge included)
Period:2013. 6/3 (Mon) – 9/1 (Sun)
* Please note that menu is subject to change depending on availability.
Born 1980 in Tokyo. After graduating in oil painting at the Tama Art University, he completed a master course in engraving at Tokyo Art University.
He has received many awards, including the “2006 Agency for Cultural Affairs Excellent Art Work Acquisitiion”, “What is Drawing?”, and the “1st Grand Prix”.
At present, he is carrying out research for the Agency for Cultural Affairs in London.
Born 1970 in Hyogo Prefecture. He completed his master course in the Research Department of Tsukuba University.
He creates works of monsters and imaginary beasts which are so real you might think they really exist.
Most of them are made of paper.
1926-1999, born in Aichi Prefecture. He made Japanese on the theme of Japanese folklore and ethnic studies.
Studied fantastic art in Vienna as a researcher of the Agency for Cultural Affairs,
and after returning to Japan, was a founding member of the 1st Hitobito Exhibition.
Born 1966 in Tokyo. Studied anatomy at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University,
and the knowledge she gained, her own ideas, doubts and interpretations crystallized into works and quests.
For this “YOKAI TOUR”, she has taken up the challenge of new motifs and materials,
and is creating new works. She is a member of the Hitobito Kai.
Born 1961 in Shimane Prefecture. He is a Buddhist priest of the Jodoshu Sect.
He graduated at Kyoto Seika University.
He creates photographs and works using photosensitive emulsions, and has presented works of objects.
The attraction of his works are the focus on “frailty” which he senses in everyday life, and the delicate expression.
At present, he is creating works of acrylic paintings.
Born 1976 in Tokyo. Completed his master course in Japanese painting at Tama Art University.
His works have consistently focused on Japanese supernatural beings.
He has interpreted these beings passed down from generation to generation in his own way, and is creating modern paintings of them.