top of page
  • 執筆者の写真Michi

Yokai, Strange Creatures from the Collections of National Museum of Japanese History


National Museum of Japanese History (国立歴史民俗博物館) is located at Sakura, Chiba Prefecture.

The featured exhibition "Picture Scrolls of Yokai (strange creatures)" is on view at the 3rd exhibition room from Aug. 1 to Sept. 3, 2023.


The exhibition focuses on the picture Scrolls in the Edo period from the collection of masterpieces depicting ghost and Yokai which National Museum of Japanese History houses.



Kanō Masunobu depicted "Hyakki Yako, 百鬼夜行, Nightly Procession of Monsters" on the scroll in the early Edo period.

It is a part of the picture scroll.

It is housed in National Museum of Japanese History.



The image is a part of "Monster picture scroll" depicting more than 20 monsters.

It is housed in National Museum of Japanese History.




The image is "Tsuchigumo zoshi 土蜘蛛草子”, depicting a hunt done by Minamotono Yorimitsu and four heavenly kings to get rid of a Giant Spider in 1799 (Kansei 11)

It is a part of the picture scroll.

It is housed in National Museum of Japanese History.




Oishi Hyoroku Story picture scroll depicting folklore at Kagoshima prefecture in the late Edo Period. It is a part of the picture scroll.

It is housed in National Museum of Japanese History





Nichozai 耳鳥斉 depicted "Hell picture scroll" depicted in 1793 ( Kansei 5).

It is a part of the picture scroll.

It is housed in National Museum of Japanese History.




Further information about the museum



閲覧数:87回0件のコメント

最新記事

すべて表示

Comments


bottom of page